November 5, 2009
The Muslim Army major at center of Fort Hood massacre
It’s never a good sign when I receive an e-mail from the Muslim Public Affair Council with the heading “MPAC CONDEMNS ...”
Today, the condemnation was in regards to the massacre at Fort Hood that left at least 12 dead and 31 injured. Why was MPAC weighing in? Sometimes the organization speaks out just to offer condolences. Not the case today.
The Fort Hood gunman was alllegedly one Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist. I don’t know who that is. But I recognize that as an Arabic name. I don’t need to explain why that most certainly has many Muslim Americans on edge:
ABC News’ Brian Ross reported that Hasan was a recent convert to Islam.