February 12, 2010
'Influential' Islamic Scholar: Major Nidal Hassan didn't kill the soldiers at Ft. Hood - the gun didTopics: Islam And The War On Terror, Islamic Fascism, Understanding Islam
In other words, the Fort Hood jihadi attack was the fault of the gun and American law, surely not Islam and jihad, and the best way to protect ourselves from terrorism is to disarm ourselves.
So says Imam Zaid Shakir, described as being among "the most influential Islamic scholars in the West," who tells us ... not to blame jihad, or radical, extremist, Islamic fundamentalism, for the shooting rampage at Ft. Hood last November, but "easy access to guns," as he explains here, in an attempt to link Ft. Hood to Columbine and Virginia Tech.
The common denominator is easy access to guns. The common denominator is that there are more guns in America than there are human beings. There are more guns in America than human beings, and they are easily had. And if someone tries to limit their accessibility, they're going to be challenged by the NRA, the National Rifle Association-one of the most powerful lobbies in this country.Call me slack-jawed, but not surprised.
As Kurt Hofmann points out at the Examiner, it;s perfectly clear that Major Hassan was waging jihad, in accordance with what he thought was his duty as a radical, militant, fundamentalist Muslim. This has been made all the more abundantly clear by Anwar al-Awlaki, the Muslim cleric that led a northern Virginia mosque in 2001 which was attended by Hasan - and by three of the 9/11 hijackers as well:
The Muslim U.S. Army major accused of shooting dead 13 people at Fort Hood last Thursday was a "hero" who faced a choice of betraying his nation or betraying Islam, according to a radical U.S.-born cleric whose possible links with Maj. Nidal Hasan are now under investigation.And as Hofmann also points out, the "common denominator" in jihadist attacks is not guns - the most devastating attacks tend to use bombs, with the most infamous committed on U.S. soil, of course, using utility knives. However, this reality doesn't stop Shakir from proposing the jaw-dropping kind of "solution" we have come to expect from the killers' apologists.
Posted by Abdul at February 12, 2010 8:33 AM
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