Nidal Hasan continues to get the benefit of the bogus doubt from the Washington Post. Over the weekend he was described as having “allegedly opened fire” at Fort Hood. Today, the Post’s main front-page headline calls him the “Fort Hood suspect.”
Meanwhile, though, a companion story reports that Hasan corresponded with a radical cleric in Yemen last year, but the army did not investigate this. It must have considered the correspondence “alleged” emails to a “suspected” radical.
Memo to Maj. Hasan: if this turns out to have been a terrible misunderstanding, there’s a lawyer who would like to speak with you. Please contact Paul at Power Line.
The Post’s story informs us that during a June 2007 presentation to his supervisors and other mental health professionals in the military, Hasan said: “It’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to justify being in the military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims.” The “senior officials” present were “upset,” but apparently no one gave it any further thought.
If a non-Muslim had suggested that it’s difficult for Muslims to justify being in the military, my guess is that the statement would have garnered considerably more attention.
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