We may never know exactly what happened at Fort Hood. There is a religious dimension to this crime, but it is part of a larger story.
This person was employed by the government in a situation that was adversarial. His supervisors gave him lousy performance appraisals and he was closely supervised. Sometimes, these facts are part of a pattern of harassment that a union rep would describe in great detail. In this particular case if management felt so strongly that his performance was substandard and he wanted to resign it should have happened. The situation likely led to a feeling of helplessness and many of you would turn to God in those circumstances.
Unfortunately, the version of religion this person practiced does not teach turn the other cheek. He was not married and had no close family nearby. It is fairly safe to say that the local Mosque was his home. Author Stephen Schwartz, a Sufi Muslim, describes the religious extremism practiced by the killer. He would not take pictures with female coworkers.
I want to point out that there is no excuse for this man's actions. However, to simply label it terrorism or a disgruntled worker situation misses the mark. In reality it is likely some of both. The person does deserve the death penalty, but do not blame Obama. President Bush did not do much to the idiot that threw grenades at his fellow soldiers.
There is likely a story of religious discrimination at the local level. Unfortunately
I have heard two stories from Jewish soldiers who had to transfer after some episodes that included fights. Do note the soldiers did not chant Am Yisroel Chai and start killing coworkers. Most likely there are other Muslims who endure similar mistreatment but still serve.
I want to point out the real problem of law suit culture and Islam in the work place.
Most large companies have a human resources department. It is usually staffed with Social Science types fed a mixture of Marx, Chomsky and PC.
I will point to a case that I am very familiar with in the private sector. There was a Muslim coworker who had a nasty disposition. He would not sit at a table where people ate pork and was vocal about people eating pork. He called people who lived together without being married pimps and whores. He would make nasty Holocaust jokes aimed at me. The human resources manager told me walk away.
The Cole was blown up on a day we were at work. I was talking with the HR representative when he came to my desk threw my American flag on the ground and yelled "Allah Ahkbar". I glared and was angry and he said "What do you care Beakerkin
there are no Jews in the US Navy".
I was now livid on two levels.
1) I am an American. When my country is attacked I feel it just the same if not greater than the next person.
2) My half brother and sister in law are career Naval Officers.
The HR pro saw a look in my eyes and ordered me to the cafeteria to cool off. My drivers workers heard the exchange and walked off the job. My immediate boss was a Navy Vet and he had to walk off. It would have been easier to get this person off the floor, but PC....
Finally a short Peruvian truck driver had enough. He was around a foot shorter than this coworker and still kicked his tail. "If you don't like America get the %^&*^ out
and let my family in you ^&*^*". The HR person had to call me to get the truck driver off the coworker. When the whole episode was reported I was blamed for this coworker getting beaten up.
Three weeks later he made cattle calls at a very fat 500lbs female coworker. Unlike
the previous case HR was not there to save him. He had been doing this for a while and was told to stop. The woman threw a stapler at his head and beat him so badly it required around 14 stitches. It took around four people to pull her off and she was so angry that she required oxygen. He did finally get fired and blamed the episode on a Jewish conspiracy.
This may sound odd but much of human resources is reaction to lawsuit culture and PC.
Another example was a transexual who wanted the woman's performance standard. Sometimes lawsuit culture creates no win situations.
I want to point out Commies who are very fast to question the loyalty of US Jews will
pretend fake outrage when any discussion of the patriotism of Muslims is discussed.
As the commies themselves have a history rife with treason and deception this is amusing for a second. All Muslims are not traitors. However, to ignore that some should be carefully watched for terrorist ties and potential illegal activity is not realistic.
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