Friday, December 4, 2009

Fort Hood: Prepare to be infuriated

Before dawn this morning, several dozen members of an Army Reserve combat stress unit began deploying from Fort Hood a month after a deadly shooting spree.  From the Associated Press
Members of the Wisconsin-based 467th Medical Detachment arrived before dawn Friday at a chapel. Minutes they later, led by a deploying soldier carrying the unit's flag, they boarded a bus for transport to an airport for the flight and their tour in Afghanistan.

The accused gunman in the Nov. 5 rampage, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, was supposed to deploy with the unit. Hasan was wounded by civilian police to end the shooting rampage that left 13 dead and more than 30 hurt.
You will be outraged to find out what these brave men and women had to endure in the days leading up to their deployment.  Andy McCarthy exposes the outrageous scandal at the Corner:

Prepare to be infuriated.

It's been brought to my attention by several reliable sources that the Defense Department has brought Louay Safi to Fort Hood as an instructor, and that he has been lecturing on Islam to our troops in Fort Hood who are about to deploy to Afghanistan. Safi is a top official of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and served as research director at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

Worse, last evening, Safi was apparently permitted to present a check (evidently on behalf of ISNA) to the families of the victims of last month's Fort Hood massacre. A military source told the blogger Barbarossa at the Jawa Report: "This is nothing short of blood money. This is criminal and the Ft. Hood base commander should be fired right now."

ISNA was identified by the Justice Department at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing conspiracy trial as an unindicted co-conspirator. The defendants at that trial were convicted of funding Hamas to the tune of millions of dollars. This should have come as no surprise. ISNA is the Muslim Brotherhood's umbrella entity for Islamist organizations in the United States. It was established in 1981 to enable Muslims in North America "to adopt Islam as a complete way of life" — i.e., to further the Brotherhood's strategy of establishing enclaves in the West that are governed by sharia. As I detailed in an essay for the April 20 edition of NR, the Brotherhood's rally-cry remains, to this day, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” The Brotherhood's spiritual guide, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who issued a fatwa in 2004 calling for attacks on American forces in Afghanistan, openly declares that Islam will "conquer America" and "conquer Europe."
Read the whole thing.

In the aftermath of the brutal murders at Fort Hood, there was a flurry of discussion and considerable agreement about the role of political correctness in the tragedy.  Now, just one month later, and immediately prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, our soldiers at Fort Hood are forced into sensitivity counseling by a man linked to Muslim terrorist organizations?

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline concludes
Safi apparently has assessed that in this country, where the leaders are fools and a bizarre culture of political correctness allows a suspected jihadist to provide psychological counseling to its soldiers, jihad is best pursued by accepting invitations from the military to indoctrinate the troops.

I'd say he's made a good call.
This is a national disgrace.

McCarthy points to more background on Safi at from Bob Spencer at Jihad Watch here, here and here.
The Jawa Report has more here.

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