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Nidal Malik Hasan’s Family In Ramallah Say Mass Murderer Is A Victim

by | 12th, November 2009

major-nidal-malik-hasan1MAJOR Nidal Malik Hasan is not a terrorist. As we have seen there are ten reasons why the man murdered 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas. And not once – not once – does our round-up suggest that he is a terrorist.

Nancy Gibbs, in Time magazine – “The Fort Hood Killer: Terrified … or Terrorist?” – can stop trying to work it out.

We know Hasan is the victim because we are told he is:

A close relative spoke to Sky News in the West Bank town of Ramallah on condition of anonymity, afraid of reprisals against his family in America.

Oh, the irony. The relative is afraid of giving their name because those nasty Americans – of which 13 are murdered – might form bad views about his family. But, nonetheless, this brave relative will speak to the media. In Ramallah they know a terrorist when they see one:

With Hasan now out of a coma in hospital, his relative spoke of the extreme pressures the military doctor had been working under, treating injured patients returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It was a pre-combat compassion stress disorder, vicariously:

“He was taking things very personally. When he talked about certain patients he was crying. He was complaining there was not enough time to treat his patients properly. He could not separate his emotions from his job”.

So he set about reducing his workload by, er, creating less patients?

The relative insists the American military had a duty of care to its employee which it may have neglected with tragic consequences.

Major Nidal Hasan is a victim. The US military forced him to join the Army.

“The authorities must investigate if the military failed to help him when he needed help.”

Yes, they must. What else do we know about Mr Nidal?

“He has a strong mind. It is very difficult to persuade him.”

Want more about the man with the strong mind, who was crying and shooting?

“He was very loving. If you go back to high school he was the kindest kid. He tried to help everyone. And he hated the sight of blood. When he watched the delivery of a baby he fainted because of the blood.”

Others fell over too, often at the sight of their own blood that Mr Hasan had spilt., like the pregnant Francheska Velez he shot dead in the back.

This relative might have been better off not talking to the media, where words can be taken out of context and altered to suit vested interests, like Duane, this patriot and Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki who says Nidal is a jihadi who did it for Islam.

By the way, the delightful Mr al-Awlaki, who calls Mr Hasan a “hero” has played London’s Wembley Conference Centre:

Osama Saeed, a former SNP parliamentary candidate who had also praised al-Awlaki’s views, said he felt “cheated” by his backing for Hasan…

Azad Ali, president of the Civil Service Islamic Society, wrote last November that Mr Awlaki was “one of my favourite speakers and scholars”.

Mr Ali, whose society’s patron is Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, distanced himself from the cleric’s views last night. He said: “I reject them and disassociate myself from them completely.”

But still they come to listen:

Earlier this year a video lecture by Mr al-Awlaki was delivered at the East London mosque with a poster depicting New York in flames. The cleric was also the lead tutor, again via video, for weekend courses in Islamic thought held in April in London and Birmingham.

Back to Ramallah, where Mr Nidal’s relative ends:

Honestly I feel their pain like they are my own. I am deeply sorry for what happened and I hope and wish it had never happened and my heart bleeds for them.”

We do not know why Mr Nidal did it. But feel free to speculate…



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