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Different stories are emerging about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist who is alleged to have killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday.

Hasan's former imam recalled him as "a reserved guy with a nice personality." Fort Hood's Muslim chaplain "found him to be very pleasant."

But others recollect Hasan -- whose specialty was treating traumatized and distressed military -- as a poorly performing soldier who was increasingly emotional and critical about U.S. action in Afghanistan and Iraq. And he recently received orders to deploy overseas.

Hasan's aunt told The Washington Post he had been harassed about being Muslim in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.

Harassed? Really? It should be noted that, months ago, Hasan set off law enforcement's radar because of Internet postings about suicide bombings, "including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades," the Associated Press said.

Hasan lives in the most religiously tolerant country on Earth. But if he was on the 'Net, degrading America and holding suicide bombers up for praise, he should expect to get bombarded with scorn.

But for sheer callousness, it would be hard to top President Obama in the wake of the deadliest killings at a U.S. military installation. A chief executive with any presence of mind about the gravity of the situation would have offered heartfelt, respectful and reassuring words to a shaken people.

But what did he do Thursday? He sandwiched in a couple minutes' worth of comments about the slayings among remarks he was giving at a conference hosted by the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs.

These are his uniformed people who were killed, but he seemed more emotionally engaged in thanking the organizers of this obscure conference than in showing genuine remorse for the fallen. The president either is detached from reality, or he simply doesn't care. What a cold fish.

Justice has yet to play out to determine the level of Hasan's guilt or innocence. But the pieces of the puzzle coming together are forming a portrait of a man who might have been helped -- or thwarted -- if those pieces were assembled and scrutinized sooner by the people around him.

Hasan gave every indication to superiors that he was a ticking time bomb leaning toward domestic jihad. That kind of anti-Americanism -- regardless of what race, religion or creed you are -- cannot be tolerated in the U.S. military. And if it's detected, it needs to be weeded out immediately.

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overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 07:48 am
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Surah 8:67 - It is not

Surah 8:67 - It is not fitting for an apostle that he should have prisoners of war until he hath thoroughly subdued the land.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/07/09 - 07:52 am
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Who's amazed? The

Who's amazed? The unsurprising left still thinks every Obama gaff is Bush's fault. That tune is old enough be trite.

SayNoMore
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SayNoMore 11/07/09 - 07:52 am
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Qur'an (3:10) - "(As for)

Qur'an (3:10) - "(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire." Those who do not believe in Muhammad are but fuel for the fire of Hell (also 66:6, 2:24. 21:98).

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 07:54 am
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Surah 33:61 -They shall have

Surah 33:61 -They shall have a curse on them: whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain (without mercy).

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Riverman1 11/07/09 - 07:56 am
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Obama will downplay this

Obama will downplay this horrific event because it displays another case of Muslims against us at all costs wherever it is.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/07/09 - 07:56 am
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The social experiment that

The social experiment that went horribly wrong can be fixed in 2012, but in the meantime 2010 will provide an opportunity for Americans to slow down this runaway train.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 08:02 am
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Surah 47:4 - Therefore, when

Surah 47:4 - Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah.s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.

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Roeschen 11/07/09 - 08:06 am
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1941 - obama did not have all

1941 - obama did not have all the information when he said the white police officer "acted stupidly" in Cambridge, Mass. either. But say it, he did. But now he says "Don't jump to conclusions"? My, how things change when it is one of his own who is doing wrong and commiting terroristic acts, and there is no doubt to it. He should take his own advice.

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Riverman1 11/07/09 - 08:06 am
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You have to love the woman

You have to love the woman who shot Hasan. She is an avid hunter who killed her first deer at 10 years old. She was hit 3 times and fell to the ground while continuing to fire until she brought him down. It was an amazing response. Her husband is in the Army.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 08:13 am
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Surah 5:51 - O you who

Surah 5:51 - O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them;

reb007
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reb007 11/07/09 - 08:14 am
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What is it going to take for

What is it going to take for the American people to stand up ? The woman that shot this evil Muslim is a true America and she stands TALL. Fort Bragg will stand TALL.

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fred1217 11/07/09 - 08:15 am
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Todays Editorial Cartoon asks

Todays Editorial Cartoon asks which guy is on the Terrorist Watch list? I will pick the Christian, Pro Gun guy that hates the Federal Government, illegal aliens and America's Foreign Policy. He looks a lot like Timothy McVeigh and is probably building a WMD with fertilizer chemicals and getting ready to blow up a Federal Building and kill 168 people. He flies very low under the radar, and is viewed by most people as "Billy Bob" the guy next door. The guy on the the right only has two hand guns.

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carcraft 11/07/09 - 08:16 am
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I love the left that posts on

I love the left that posts on this site. They are so amusingly hypocritical. Planes are flying around the US smashing into buildings killing over 3,000 people. Bush leaves the school where he was reading and is taken to a safe place BY THOSE PUT IN CHARGE OF PROTECTING HIM. It takes about a 1/2 day for Bush to act and work out what had gone on. The people here jump all over Bush. Obumbler has an incident involving one man killing 13 peple. The left here now says, "well obumbler got to get his facts together and needs to understand what is going on bla bla bla" It's been two DAYS folks..

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carcraft 11/07/09 - 08:21 am
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The one great irony is that a

The one great irony is that a women took out this radical Islam guy. I do feel sorry for radical Islam in that their god requires terror, humiliation, degridation and killing of the innocent accomplished by the hand of cowardly man to achieve their god's goal..what a weak god...

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Lumbarsupport 11/07/09 - 08:22 am
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Wonder what the reaction to

Wonder what the reaction to this guy would have been if his name was Larry Jones and was a Southern Baptist? DO you think prior to the shooting when he was acting strange something would have been said and done? After the shooting would their be any sympathy for him? You folks go ahead and PC yourselves to death OK. Let me help you out with an inconvenient truth: The religion of Islam does not want to coexist with other religions they want to take over the world. They had it about half done at one point, but were beaten out of Europe. GO ahead and whine and cry, capitulate to CAIR but what I tell you is the truth. France will be the first county in Europe to go, their Muslim immigrants from Africa already have a much higher birth rate than native born French. Do I want anyone to be mean or unpleasant to Muslims in America NO. NO. NO. Just recognize that they don't desire, as a whole, to integrate themselves into our society, rather they desire to take over our society. If you don't beleive me, go to Dearborn Michigan.

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CobaltGeorge 11/07/09 - 08:25 am
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"But for sheer callousness,

"But for sheer callousness, it would be hard to top President Obama in the wake of the deadliest killings at a U.S. Military installation." Posted for two days now are the facts that make it hard to top this great CIC. For those that have not seen it - http://WWW.youtube.Com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28. Keep in mind that this is not a fake video, actual words spoken by this president.

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faithson 11/07/09 - 08:31 am
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Can anyone on this forum

Can anyone on this forum please give me the rational for why a handgun should have a magazine that holds 20 rounds in a gun that is called a 'cop killer' by the authorities, be for sale to the general public ????????????? I would like rational statements please.... just trying to understand

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southernguy08 11/07/09 - 08:32 am
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Judging by his remarks,
Unpublished

Judging by his remarks, Whammy Obammy will probably have no further comments on this lunatic or any other "peace loving Muslim." And 1941, you're right...he will be there for another 3 years, and that's all! With the 2010 elections, he'll do a great job of keeping the seat warm at the WH for the new president in 2012.

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wizzardx1 11/07/09 - 08:36 am
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How many of you are NOT

How many of you are NOT guided by your religious beliefs?hussein IS a muslim and he IS guided by the koran.If you want to see you fate,read the koran.If you do not convert to islam,you will be killed.It is THAT simple.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 08:37 am
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Islam is a peaceful religion

Islam is a peaceful religion - my [filtered word]. Surah 17:33 - And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause

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CobaltGeorge 11/07/09 - 08:37 am
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What you seem to not

What you seem to not understand, is that he is there for the next three years. Get used to it!!!!
Posted by 1941 on Sat Nov 7, 2009 7:45 AM, Yes and how many more Muslim attackes do we have to suffer?

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bettyboop 11/07/09 - 08:40 am
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So you figure that if they

So you figure that if they had questioned this terrorist before his attack on our Country ..it would have been "racial Profiling"?....I say profile the he!! out of everyone of them !

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 08:41 am
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Surah 9:29 - Fight those who

Surah 9:29 - Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

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ceewolfy 11/07/09 - 08:41 am
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Oveverburden please note your

Oveverburden please note your sources of your quotes or tell me what page you are looking at. I doubt if you know these quotes off the top of your head. The truth is you are pulling them from right wing crazy website which mission is to further spread intolerance on both sides.

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howcanweknow 11/07/09 - 08:42 am
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Could not be more plain and

Could not be more plain and clear. Jesus Christ said to love your enemies. Mohammed says it's OK to kill your enemies. Can't spin it or state it any other way.

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JesusIsComing 11/07/09 - 08:43 am
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In the military (especially

In the military (especially the Army) intolerance of Muslims is not tolerated. It is a sure ticket to a counseling statement if not more. The Army is so politically correct that in Iraq you are taught not to eat in front of Muslims during their Ramadan fast but you dare not display the cross in an Army chapel! Ours was covered up except during services! This guy was not harrassed by anyone. According to news reports he harrassed others with his extreme views and Islam. It was the Army's failure, however, to keep this guy in the service. He should have been dishonorably discharged. But I do thank God that a woman, Kimberly Munley, took him out before he met his "70 virgins".

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wizzardx1 11/07/09 - 08:43 am
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faithson;ALL firearms will

faithson;ALL firearms will kill ANYBODY.To say one firearm is just for killing certain peolpe is ridiculous.It's like saying a military rifle will kill only military personnel.Whether you are shot with a firearm that is labeled "cop killer" or is labeled "hunting rifle",you are just as shot.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 11/07/09 - 08:44 am
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ceewolf, Are you nuts? These

ceewolf, Are you nuts? These are quotes directly from the Koran, not a right-wing website. Get you blinded eyes out of the sand and wake up and smell the coffee!

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overburdened_taxpayer 11/07/09 - 08:45 am
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Surah 9:5 - So when the

Surah 9:5 - So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them

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concernednative 11/07/09 - 08:47 am
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Dashiel, you said it all at

Dashiel, you said it all at 1:59am. These are the same people who complain he was taking a photo op when he went to Dover. ACES and far righites. Just say we won't like whatever the prez does at the beginning of every article or post and you will have it covered.

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