Hasan and Jihad

Thomas Lifson
AP is now reporting that Lt. Gen. Cone of Ft Hood confirmed on the Today Show that Maj. Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar" during his attack. Until this point, the American media have studiously refused to report this. As usual, the entire media establishment is devoted to obscuring the real threat that Jihad, the solemn obligation of all pious Muslims constitutes. DL Adams calls it "cognitive dissonance."

Bruce Bawer writes about CNN and CNN International's coverage of the jihad attack, which cast Hasan as the victim of anti-Islamic taunts, and medicalized the incident as the  product of a disturbed mind.

Andrew Bostom disagrees with the see-no-jihad media spin:

The contemporary advocacy of such "martyrdom" operations by Islam's most esteemed mainstream clerics is what ultimately gives legitimacy to the mass murderous actions of pious Muslims such as Nidal Malik Hassan. This is the unspoken, but irrefragable truth our craven "elites" in the military, government, and media must be forced to acknowledge, and confront.

Richard Baehr sums it up:

Looks like a jihadist, talks like a jihadist, threatens like a jihadist. 

AP is now reporting that Lt. Gen. Cone of Ft Hood confirmed on the Today Show that Maj. Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar" during his attack. Until this point, the American media have studiously refused to report this. As usual, the entire media establishment is devoted to obscuring the real threat that Jihad, the solemn obligation of all pious Muslims constitutes. DL Adams calls it "cognitive dissonance."

Bruce Bawer writes about CNN and CNN International's coverage of the jihad attack, which cast Hasan as the victim of anti-Islamic taunts, and medicalized the incident as the  product of a disturbed mind.

Andrew Bostom disagrees with the see-no-jihad media spin:

The contemporary advocacy of such "martyrdom" operations by Islam's most esteemed mainstream clerics is what ultimately gives legitimacy to the mass murderous actions of pious Muslims such as Nidal Malik Hassan. This is the unspoken, but irrefragable truth our craven "elites" in the military, government, and media must be forced to acknowledge, and confront.

Richard Baehr sums it up:

Looks like a jihadist, talks like a jihadist, threatens like a jihadist.