Shooting at Fort Hood (and Islam connection?)

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    Nov 05, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    It appears at least one shooter was US Army and NPR was reporting he was a convert to Islam. If so, this is going to start a very ugly conversation, and no doubt make all remaining Muslim service members suspect. I will wait for the first blowhard pundit to say the US should ban all Muslims from the service.
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    Nov 06, 2009 4:28 AM GMT

    Apparently, he was an army mental health professional who was scheduled to be assigned to Iraq. He was attempting to resist or change deployments, or even leave the military. According to base officials, he also encountered racial behavior due to his ethnicity.

    The gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, is alive and expected to survive his wounds.
  • drypin

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    Nov 06, 2009 8:20 AM GMT
    Okay, this will probably not make sense to any members not living in Germany, but I love how the banner advertising on this site quickly tailors to your profile... partway. The OP mentions the word Muslim and I get an ad for dating Muslims in Germany with a photo of a voluptuous woman (hello!?) of Middle Eastern heritage.

    Sorry, just couldn't resist a comment. Now back to the point...
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Nov 07, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    I am curious to see how the muslim members here respond to what has been reported. How do you justify this as part of "the religion of peace"
    Major Nidal Malik Hasan was said to have yelled out "allah is great" in Arabic before killing people.

  • creature

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    Nov 07, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    Here you go: