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They Kill Us and We're the Ones to Blame

Hardly had the final shots been fired at Fort Hood and hospitals were filling up with the wounded that the media rushed to assign blame for the massacre, not of course to Nidal Malik Hassan, who had opened fire aiming to kill as many soldiers as possible, but on the US Army and on his fellow soldiers.

Completely ignoring his Islamic ideology and Palestinian Arab background, the media speculated that he might have been suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, even though he had never served in a combat zone, that he was angry over being deployed to Iraq, even though he had a history of pro-terrorist postings predating that, and finally that he had been bullied by other soldiers for being a Muslim, a claim that has since emerged as completely baseless. All of these however were ways of shifting the blame from Nidal Hassan and his Islamist ideology, and onto his victims, the men and women he had tried to kill, and the United States Army itself. Once again the media apparatchiks had decided that blame for a Muslim killing spree rested not with the perpetrator, but with his targets.

If Muslims follow a predictable pattern in their homicidal attacks, their Western Dhimmi apologists follow an equally predictable pattern, always willing to shift the blame onto anything and anyone, but the killers themselves and their hatefilled ideology. It's never Islam. Never the Koran. Instead it's always the general unfairness of our foreign policy, our flagwaving and our obstinate refusal to let Muslims have whatever part of the world they have their sights on today.

Once again, they kill us and yet somehow we're the ones to blame. Because we didn't love and nurture poor Nidal Malik Hassan enough. We didn't install enough foot baths, respect his religion hard enough and worst of all we presumed to make war on his brothers who had murdered thousands of us on September 11. That of course is our original sin, fighting back.

As we speak the media talking heads are still furrowing their great weary brows, scratching behind their ears and wondering, what could the motive possibly be. The FBI, which has no doubt gone through more sensitivity and tolerance sessions than Nidal Hassan spent with his ass in the air at his local mosque, is of course also searching hard for a motive.

Currently some of the talking heads are peddling PTSD by Proxy, to avoid the minor problem that Hassan had never actually served in combat. Should this brand of lunacy take hold, it would allow anyone and everyone who has been near people who might have conceivably had PTSD to claim PTSD by Proxy as if it were a cold virus passing through the air. Somehow this is made to seem more logical than that Nidal Hassan tried to kill a number of soldiers because he believed that his religion commanded him to do this. An event that had already occurred before and for which we have the evidence of his own words praising suicide bombers as heroes.

Thomas Kenniff, a former JAG who tried to bring some logic to the subject in his appearance on Larry King, was denounced as a racist for pouring cold water on the attempts to sell PTSD by Proxy as the motive, instead pointing to Hassan's radical beliefs. For this Olbermann denounced him as the Worst Person in the World. Thomas Kenniff's crime was to interfere in the narrative that Larry King and just about everyone was trying to sell, of Nidal Hassan as another example of a worn out and overstressed US Army in which all the soldiers are on the breaking point.

By ignoring the fact that 66 percent of the deliberate attacks within the US military by other soldiers, have involved Muslims-- the media is engaging in blatant deceptiveness. Unless Muslims somehow suffer from a form of PTSD more severe than non-Muslim soldiers, or unless Muslims comprise 66 percent of the US military-- both false statements, it is obvious that the question of Islamic beliefs should be investigated as central to these acts of violence.

But PTSD is still the narrative the media insists on going with, and will insist on going with, even if Nidal Hassan comes on TV tomorrow and proclaims that he did it all for Allah. That is because PTSD fits the liberal narrative of blaming the media and exonerating Hassan specifically and Islam in general, while indicting the US and the military. It turns Hassan into a victim, and his victims into either co-victims or perpetrators.

As this charade continues, more claims of Hassan's supposed harassment for being Muslim will be employed to create some equivalent of Colin Ferguson's "Black Rage" defense. The military will in turn work harder to bend over for Muslims and look the other way at radicalism and extremism, while cracking down on any criticism of Muslim misbehavior in the ranks, exactly the sort of behavior that will help insure another Fort Hood massacre.

Meanwhile the dominant narrative will be Nidal Hassan's suffering, his pain and his agony. Not that of his victims. All lies that will reveal that the media knows quite well why he did it. Had Nidan Hassan's name actually been Michael Smith, and had he actually been suffering from PTSD, the media would not be spending all this time defending him and exploring his pain. He did not simply commit his crimes because he is a Muslim, the media is defending him because he is a Muslim and in particular a terrorist.

These sorts of apologetics for terror have a long and shameful history for western liberals. When Hitler sent his troops goosestepping along, it wasn't his fault, but that of British and French Imperialism for oppressing the German people. Only when German troops attacked the homeland of socialism, the USSR, did they finally wake up long enough to get in front of the troops, until the war was over, and then American soldiers once again became the brutal occupiers who were preventing Western Europe from being "liberated" by the glorious Red Army.

Stalin too was never to blame for anything, it was all the Western spies and capitalist agents who were constantly trying to subvert the Great Socialist experiment who were at fault. And how could one blame Stalin for killing millions of them, when they kept popping up everywhere, doing such subversive things as eating, breathing and smiling at the wrong time. The same great heroes of Western Liberalism who put pen to bloody ink in advertisements supporting the Moscow Trials, would defend every Soviet atrocity and wail that American nuclear missiles were endangering the world. Not Soviet nuclear weapons of course. Never. Those were only a defensive response to Western imperialist aggression.

When the armies of four Arab nations (3 out of 4 of them run by Arab Socialist regimes, two of those being Baath Party dictatorships) prepared to invade Israel and "drive the Jews into the sea", the same liberals who would spend the next forty years after that war wailing about the plight of the Jordanians and Egyptians who had colonized Israeli territory and now found themselves inside Israel, aka the Palestinians, remained absolutely silent. The prospective genocide of millions of Jews only two decades after the Holocaust did not trouble them in the least. The Israelis were the ones to blame for presuming to build a country that the USSR and its Arab Socialist allies wanted to destroy.

Nazism and Communism are down for the count, and Arab Socialism is being rapidly replaced by Islamism. And the Islamists are the new murderers who are somehow always the victims. Always.

When a car bomb goes off in Kabul, the media quickly rushes to brush off their talking points about negotiating with the Taliban. When Muslim pirates take hostages, we're told that it's only because the poor dears are hungry and fighting against pollution, making them the world's first Islamic Pirate Environmentalists. When four airplanes are hijacked and aimed at national landmarks, naturally it's because of Muslim outrage over the long list of things they're currently outraged about. When rockets are fired at Israeli villages, clearly it's Israel for not making as many concessions to terrorists as everyone in the "world community" and various British labor unions thinks they should be making.

It is of course never the terrorists' fault. Heaven forbid. Ours is but to die and take the blame for the actions of our murderers.


  1. Anonymous7/11/09

    Great piece...and so true. The world is topsy turvy and only continues this w/ozero from my hometown.

  2. The US cannot be so stupid as to not know that mohammedans inside the nation are not loyal to anything but their religion.

    So if they are not stupid, then whats going on?
    How do Mohammedans take the oath to support the nation and the constitution that they cannot like by virtue of their religion?

    Why is Obumbo on vacation?
    While Obumbo played his Manchurian fiddle, it was George Bush who went to Ft Hood.

  3. Morry Rotenberg8/11/09

    Sultan, what can be done to combat the insanity of the left? They are very powerful and control the Congress, the White House, the MSM, and the academe. The blogosphere is a powerful force, but the Left used it to elect our current president. Can the freedom of the blogosphere survive the fascists now in control of our government?

  4. We can keep speaking out and speaking the truth, and if they want to create a consensus through silence, they'll have to do it by force against a far larger number of people than just a few talk show hosts

  5. Nick E8/11/09

    All Muslims are evil: get a real argument.
    The recent AP article quoting Hassan's peer Osman Danquah as saying
    "If I had an inkling that he had this type of inclination or intentions, definitely I would have brought it to their attention."

    Danquah had some doubts about Hassan, but didn't deem them so serious as to tell anyone.

    This is a horrible event. A tragedy. Let's not jump to easy, fear-mongering conclusions. A discussion is helpful, accusations are not.

  6. Mark Baker8/11/09

    The left love terrorists like this guy because he does to America what they love to see.

  7. Nick E8/11/09

    O Sultan,
    Maybe my comments would be OK for you if I mentioned the Fat Bastard Left, or like Mark Baker commented: the Left loves terrorists.
    I appologize for having an alternative (to your) viewpoint.

  8. Danquah's claim could be taken a lot more seriously if he had actually said something before the fact, rather than trying to buy himself a defense after the fact

  9. Anonymous8/11/09

    Barenaked Islam wrote: "If soldiers on Fort Hood had been allowed to carry the weapons they use overseas, Hasan would have been able to shoot perhaps one or two people, not 41.....Soldiers in other countries are allowed to carry arms on base and even when they are off-duty. In Israel, for instance, soldiers are issued a rifle and then . . . it's theirs. One sees slender 18-year-old girls, traveling from base, home to the suburbs for Shabbat dinner, still slung with a massive M-16 rifle almost as big as they are. The prevelance of arms doesn't mean the country experiences the kind of random mass murders seen in the United States. It means that the few times someone has gone crazy with a gun in a city street, he was taken down fast by bystanders. But not American soldiers... When asked if ordinary soldiers nearby had been carrying their service weapons, Fort Hood spokesman Lt. Gen Robert Cone said piously, "We do not carry weapons. This is our home." Defense is out-sourced to military police, or even - oh the indignity! - to civilian policemen.


    'fighting back is our original sin'. That one line nails it.

    When the first reports reached Britain, there was literally NO mention that this man was Muslim and that he'd been heard praising suicide bombers.

    It was only when some of us turned to cable TV in a bid to get more info that we started to realise this was yet another instance of Islamic terrorism being whitewashed by the liberal media here in the UK.

    I feel so sorry for the families of the men who have died in this attack. And I pray that Americans prove tougher than Brits in resisting the Islamification of their nation.

  11. Anonymous,

    It is ridiculous that disarmament of America extends to military bases

  12. Tabatha,

    the media here is nearly as bad, mentions that he was Muslim are briefly and rapidly suppressed

    most of the stories focus on trying to figure out the motive

  13. I just read someone blaming Joe Lieberman because he made a muslim comment. What a relief! They haven't forgotten the Jews!

  14. These are extraordinary times. In WW2, pro-Nazi speech would have got you in jail or worse, shot as a traitor. It’s time to demand an oath of allegiance (as Lieberman wanted in Israel), from all citizens, should be no big deal for every member of society. This would form a strong legal basis to cut through all the PC crap and it would stop all the confusion and doublespeak, and cut through to the truth.

    The incitement from the mosques would be silenced within one session of Friday prayers. Don’t like it? Well a permanent holiday abroad is in order. This is the only solution. Islam cannot reform from within since mohammedans don’t want to be fair game from all their vigilante co-religionists.

    Another thing, this is not about freedom of religion – it is about freedom from totalitarian theocracy, so it’s not necessary to reinterpret the First Amendment.

  15. Anonymous8/11/09

    Hymie Zoltsveis says:

    The ONLY cause for the problem is islime. Lots of people in the Army saw that this muslim was a loose cannon. If we didn't live in an environment of polical Cowardice (PC), this vermin would have been thrown out of the Army, and many muslims would be thrown out of our nation, or banned from entering.

    Membership in a radical muslim mosque should be the equivalent of membership in the Nazi or Communist Church---OF Hussein Obama's Rev. Wright's Hate Whitey -Church

  16. Nick E said: "Let's not jump to easy, fear-mongering conclusions"

    there's our answer! Why do they do that? Why do they continue to deny the truth, always?

    Because they fear the fear itself. They are afraid to be afraid. They are afraid their perfect world mental picture to have turned out - finally - to be false.

    It is simple. At the basis of denial, always, is a desperate attempt to preserve something of value. What the liberals value most, is the illusion that we all live in nice world, with nice goodly people in it.

    There are no monsters you see. No killers, no jihadists bent on overpowering and subjugating you. Stop frightening me! We're to blame, so we're in control - if only we'd do so and so, all would be nice and goodly again. (... as taught by the great Dr. Sanity)

    That's why they always blame us the victims, never the attackers. It is because I am no better than the Other - so he is no worse than me.

    And if I am no better than the Other, when he attacks, it is my fault. So all you can hear from them is "stereotyping", and "generalizing", and "fear-mongering", and this and that, at the basis of which is the desperate desire for the Other to - please, please! - not turn out to be worse than I am. To be as good at heart.

    Because liberals are good at heart. Really. We all know that. Not many of them are hard core Marxists - these are a different bunch indeed. But the easy going crowds - they're just confused about the existence of the Other. They want all the world to be the same, so it's not that frightening.

    Imagine - "all the people living for today! Nothing to kill or die for! And the world will be as one!". Nice!...?

    So how we make them stop lying to themselves? To stop fearing the fear, fearing to be afraid of the Reality? I dunno. Maybe like parent would treat their nice and frightened child - with love, and lots of promises.

    The problem is of course that they think they're the grownups, and don't believe us. It's a youthful rebellion kinda thing. So we must lie to them, to high-jack their agenda... Well that was tried too, the rights of gays, and women etc. - still they don't care.

    Maybe there's nothing to be done. But, we must keep non-confrontational attitude. Keep engaging in discussions those that will participate. Patiently. It's hard, I know.

  17. Lou DePalma8/11/09

    What's the matter Nick? Hate seeing your own kind caught in the act?

  18. Ours is the cause of Defending Freedom and individual Liberty for all. We should show the lib masses that they have been high-jacked by Marxists. We must show them that Marxism is always about the curtailment of individual Freedom and Liberties, always a deadly thugocracy.

    Those that worship Hugo Chavez can't be so easily helped. But all the rest have to be brought back into the fold of Capitalism, of Liberty, of Freedom.

  19. Anonymous9/11/09

    "Western Dhimmi apologists follow an equally predictable pattern, always willing to shift the blame onto anything and anyone, but the killers themselves and their hatefilled ideology."

    Hasan is a perpetrator, but "Western Dhimmi apologists" are the facilitator. Hasan started to display signs of radicalism a long time before the massacre. Given the record of radical Muslims, Hasan's superior had the ability and the duty to prevent the massacre. But once again, PC-BS trumped common sense.

  20. Ironic how this guy being a Muslim is glossed over while the nutcase who shot up the Holocaust Museum's Neo Nazi status was widely reported and analyzed.

    The left and MSM tends to ignore the modern Nazis.

    Great article. Tragic story.

  21. I'll repost this brilliant piece on my blog, if that's OK? :)

    There are a LOT of people out there who need to read it, if they can bear to pause during their desperate attempts at apologising for yet another act of Islamic terrorism...!

    WELL SAID SULTAN, as always!

    I've put a link to your blog and this specific piece over on Islam In Action, as they've been lamenting the lunacy of one American columnist in blaming non Muslim soldiers for this latest terrorism. I'm sure they'll love your article.

  22. sure, reposting on your blog is always welcome

  23. BTW both your blogs are excellent! (Sultan Knish AND Jew With A View.) Top of my favorite list or required reading and recommendations to my friends.

    We gotta raise awareness beyond 'tsk tsk how sad for them...'.

    'Them' is quickly becoming ALL OF US!


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