Terrorism expert: Political correctness allowed Ft. Hood shooting

Thursday, July 11, 2013
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

An author and terrorism expert says political correctness allowed a Muslim U.S. Army psychiatrist to remain in uniform and it may allow him to avoid the death penalty.

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch says the death penalty is unlikely against Major Nidal Hasan, whose court-martial got under way this week at Fort Hood, Texas.

Nearly four years after the shooting, Major Hasan’s court-martial began with the tedious task of empaneling a jury composed of officers of a higher rank than the defendant.

Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 5, 2009, massacre at the Texas Army post.

Spencer, Robert (Jihad Watch)"If he were anyone other than a Muslim, he would have been convicted. He may have been executed by now,” claims Spencer. “But because he's a Muslim, and people don't want to appear Islamophobic above all, he may not be convicted. He almost certainly will not be executed." 

Spencer says that because political correctness is so pervasive in the military, an acquittal - while unlikely - remains possible. He recalls the lack of reaction to a lecture Hasan gave to medical colleagues several years ago promoting the idea of Islamic jihad against non-believers.

"They were very concerned about him,” Spencer recalls. “But nobody dared to report him because they knew that if they did, it would be a career killer for them. They would be tarred as 'Islamophobic' and they could end up losing a promotion, maybe even being discharged.”

And now 13 Americans are dead for that political correctness, Spencer tells OneNewsNow.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Who is most easily fooled by the utopian promises of socialism and communism? (Choose up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Police officer fatally shot in eastern Tennessee
California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed
Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in
Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board
Trump rebukes Clinton's racism claims
Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs
Catholic group says its Walgreens clinics will offer birth control

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Escalation? U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship
Trump rules out legal status for aliens: They must 'leave the country'
Republican calls grow for second look at Clinton case
Trump barely makes Minnesota ballot
Pastor confirms Trump gave $100K donation for Louisiana flood relief

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Gun group not keen on Rep. Jackson Lee to replace Napolitano

A gun rights organization says if Barack Obama taps Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to be the next head of the Department of Homeland Security, Americans could all be longing for the days of outgoing-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.