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Published on Nov 05, 2009 by Phyllis Chesler

Written for Pajamas Media

The Jihadist is Always the Victim


The moment I first heard about the mass murders at Ft Hood I knew in my bones that the shooter or shooters were Muslims.

Call me "Islamophobic," call me "psychic," call me what you will.

It now seems that there was only a single shooter: Major Malik Nidal Hasan, a Muslim man of Palestinian/Jordanian descent but an American citizen who is a physician—a psychiatrist to be exact—as well as a religious Muslim.

According to the Washington Post (and cited at JihadWatch):

"Hasan attended the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and was 'very devout,' according to Faizul Khan, a former imam at the center. Khan said Hasan attended prayers at least once a day, seven days a week, often in his Army fatigues. Khan also said Hasan applied to an annual matrimonial seminar that matches Muslims looking for spouses. 'I don't think he ever had a match, because he had too many conditions,' Khan said."

Some say that Hasan may have objected to having to follow military orders which meant being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Others say that Hasan was already being monitored for posting pro-jihadi and pro-suicide martyrdom material on the internet. ("Monitored" but still being deployed? How could this happen?)

Yesterday, according to the mainstream television media, Major Hasan allegedly gave away his clothing and possessions, including copies of the Qu'ran. (That's a clue right there. Is anyone in charge here?)

The military men do not understand how one shooter could have killed and wounded more than 44 other human beings. Perhaps others were involved. But wait—there's a reason Hasan did this. An explanation, an excuse.

According to Hasan's cousin, he had been "picked on," harassed by other soldiers because he was of "Middle Eastern origin." This may be true—and if true, terrible—but so what?

Let's assume it's true: I know many people, including soldiers, including female soldiers, who have been brutally harassed. They do not shoot 44 people down in cold blood.

Who does? And why? The only answer most people want to hear is that a lone, psychiatrically deranged shooter did it. All by himself, on his own.

They may be right. Sometimes. And yet…The same Instant Personal Jihad Syndrome once led another Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan, to shoot Robert Kennedy in cold blood. Remember the Seattle shooter who killed and wounded Jewish women? Off his meds, off his rocker, but he knew that he had hunt Jews down.

Jihadic literature raves about Muslims being attacked (not by other Muslims which is often the case) but by Jews, Americans, Zionists, Crusaders, infidels. Terrorist leaders talk about Muslim Holy lands being "occupied" by the invader. They therefore fly two planes into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon because Muslims are fed up with taking all that abuse lying down. (And that's before America invaded Afghanistan and Iraq).

The attackers are really self-defenders. The jihadist is always the victim.

Ask any of the Muslim fathers who have honor murdered their daughters in America in cold blood. They'll tell you the same thing. She attacked my honor. I had to defend myself. It was an act of pure self-defense. This is precisely what Zein Isa, another Palestinian, and a member of the Abu Nidal terrorist gang, said about killing his 16 year old daughter, Palestina ("Tina") Isa in 1989 in St Louis, Missouri.

Male Muslim jihadic rage? That is equivalent to 4000 pounds—the weight of the car that Faleh AlMaleki drove over his daughter Noor who died of her profound injuries in Arizona. Ironically, AlMaleki has just been placed on a suicide watch in Arizona—and his compatriot in crime, Muzammil Hassan in Buffalo, is trying to plead temporary insanity ("extreme emotional disturbance") to explain why he finally beheaded his wife Aasiya, whom he had continually battered.

So: The 4000 pound father in Arizona is really the victim, as is the Buffalo beheader.

Sudden Jihad Syndrome, Personal Jihad Syndrome, call it what you will—these terrible acts should not be psychiatrically diagnosed and excused. At the risk of being called a racist, allow me to suggest that we must connect the dots before it is too late. Islam now=jihad=hate propaganda=9/11=the tragedy at Ft Hood.

That means Islam now, and its followers of all colors and ethnicities, is at war with the entire world, is dreaming of a Caliphate to be achieved through violence. I doubt that Major Hasan is a Sufi Muslim.

Just think: Islam as violent jihad trumped Major Hasan's Americanization and more important, trumped his training as both a soldier and as a psychiatrist! He is a Trauma expert, specialized to help people who have faced disasters. (Or so I've been told). All the brakes failed, no dam could withhold a Jihadist whose time had come.


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