The Primary Victims of the Ft. Hood Massacre Are… American Muslims!

Do you remember yesterday afternoon when you heard the first reports about the massacre at Ft. Hood?

I mean before you had ever heard the name of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, when all you knew was that there had been semi-automatic gunfire, dead bodies, wounded people, and a lockdown at a military base in Texas.

Everybody who thought “a Muslim must have been involved in this”, please raise your hands.


OK, how many people didn’t think about Islam at all when you heard the news? Raise your hands.



Yes, that’s exactly what I expected.

And you know what? You’re all racist Islamophobes, every single one of you!

Because the truth is that the people who suffered most from the Ft. Hood massacre were not the dead and wounded and their families. The principal victims were American Muslims.

How do I know this? Because CAIR said so. More specifically, at a news conference last night on Capitol Hill, the National Executive Director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, said:

“The motive of the attacker is not yet known. We urge all Americans to remain calm in reaction to this tragic event and to demonstrate once again what is best about America —- our nation’s ability to remain unified even in times of crisis. We urge national political and religious leaders and media professionals to set a tone of calm and unity.

“Unfortunately, based on past experience, we also urge American Muslims, and those who may be perceived to be Muslim, to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves, their families and their religious institutions from possible backlash.

“We ask that individuals and institutions review advice on security procedures contained in CAIR’s ‘Muslim Community Safety Kit,’ which is available online at” [emphasis added]

Got that, folks? Our number one concern right now is to prevent a backlash against American Muslims.

According to Fox DC:

The D.C. area Islamic community has been quick to condemn Nidal Malik Hasan’s alleged attack on dozens of people at Ft. Hood, Texas. They’re taking a stand, and trying to cut off any impending backlash.

D.C. area Arab-American leaders are calling for calm. They do indeed fear there will be a backlash. They told FOX 5 the hate calls and hate emails have already begun.

Leaders from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and local Imams held a news conference appealing for calm. They say they have already begun receiving hateful phone calls and emails.

They say they worry especially for Arab-American women whose clothing makes them a frequent target…and the estimated 11,000 Muslims serving in the U.S. military.

Now, shooting down unarmed soldiers and civilians in cold blood is one thing, but hateful phone calls and emails??

Can you imagine the kind of person who would sink to such depths of depravity?

Why don’t the FBI and Homeland Security do something about this serious problem?

USA Today points out the serious long-term damage that has been done to the Muslim image:
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The tragic shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, allegedly by an Arab-American Army psychiatrist, may deal a severe blow to image campaigns launched by Arab and Muslim groups after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“One incident like this can just completely erase five years of building up confidence in the mainstream American community that we’re no different,” says Ray Hanania, one of the founders of the Association of Patriotic Arab Americans in Military. “It’s always a setback when there is an act of violence.”

One incident like this can lay thirteen people under the sod and put another couple of dozen in ICU. But what is that compared to the PR problem for American Muslims?

CAIR was a leader of educational campaigns to quell anti-Muslim sentiment after the Sept. 11 attacks. All the terrorists involved were Arabs and Muslims.


“We’re asking for calm and unity,” Hooper says. “In this time of crisis, we really need to come together as a nation and not listen to voices that try to pit one community against another.”

Of course we do. If only we hadn’t listened to those evil divisive voices, Maj. Hasan would never have pitted his community of bullets against the military community of Ft. Hood!

The number of Muslims in the army is pitifully small:

Army statistics show that as of April 2008, there were 1,563 active-duty soldiers who identified themselves as Muslims and 436 Army National Guard members and 581 Army reservists.

I think it’s time to start an program of active outreach that will recruit more Muslims into the armed services and thus help to protect them. Safety in numbers, right?

And I think USA Today has hit the nail on the head: this is primarily a marketing problem for American Muslims. They should hire a better advertising consultant and work on re-branding themselves.

They need to replace the popular image of Maj. Hasan spraying bullets into unarmed men and women with something else, something more truly representative of America’s rich Islamic heritage. Some suggestions:

  • Happy Muslim men, women, and children skipping merrily through a meadow strewn with flowers!
  • A beautiful Muslim woman (well, we think she’s beautiful, but all we can see is her eyes) preparing a nutritious halal meal for her co-wives, her husband, and his twenty-six children!
  • A smiling little Muslim boy playing with a cute puppy! No, wait a minute: scratch the puppy. Make it a goat!
  • A dutiful Muslim father running over his apostate daughter with a brand new late-model Mercedes Benz!
  • A cheerful Muslim family gathering together and setting off on an outing to the stadium to stone an adulteress!

Yes, there’s a lot we can do to improve the image of Muslims. Let’s get to work on it…

10 thoughts on “The Primary Victims of the Ft. Hood Massacre Are… American Muslims!

  1. One incident like this can lay thirteen people under the sod and put another couple of dozen in ICU. But what is that compared to the PR problem for American Muslims?

    The narcissism of Muslims knows no bounds.

  2. Great post, Baron. Somehow you’ve managed to make me laugh in the midst of these tragic news, while absolutely nailing the outrage I feel — and the reasons for it. Thank you.

    And, by all means, “scratch the puppy.” Wouldn’t want any injured religious sensitivities now, would we?

  3. You certainly hit the nail on the head with this one Baron.

    ….. makes you wonder how many more attacks likes this would it take …….. for the American people to really come to grips with the fact that Muslims in the military pose statistically a disproportion risk of going postal on the fellow soldiers?

    Would one every week be enough for us to do something about it?

    …… probably not.

    Its just too much easier to keep burying dead soldiers than it would be to publicly re-evaluate the logic of continuing to risk allowing our military (and our cities) to be stocked with those, with at best, shared / conflicting loyalties.

    I guess our only real hope is that our soldiers themselves have better character judging abilities than our Army promotions boards do. Maybe they can cull out the higher risk ones in their midsts when they spot one in the field.

    Btw…… did you hear about that Copt in the Egyptian military, that went around last week and started killing his fellow soldiers while screaming while spouting Bible passages?

    …… yeah, me neither.

  4. The leader in today’s (Sat.) Times says more or less the same – the focus is on the treatment of Muslims rather than on the behaviour of Muslims.

  5. All that Muslims have to do to be happy is live in Muslim countries. But as that automatically also means primitive countries, they won’t do that – and that’s why they covet the West. Which they will ruin anyway.

  6. Army statistics show that as of April 2008, there were 1,563 active-duty soldiers who identified themselves as Muslims and 436 Army National Guard members and 581 Army reservists.

    In just the past few years it appears that, as is so often the case elsewhere, Muslims in the military enjoy a spectacularly dismal track record.

    Let’s look at some of the “festivities” that involved Muslim recruits:

    Asan Akbar

    At 1.45am on Sunday Akbar, who had recently been disciplined for insubordination and told that he would be left behind in Kuwait when his unit deployed to Iraq, rolled two fragmentation grenades and two incendiary grenades into three tents where officers of the 101st Airborne’s 1st Brigade operations centre at Camp Pennsylvania, in the northern Kuwait desert, were sleeping.

    As bloodied and wounded soldiers ran into the darkness Akbar, armed with an M4 automatic rifle, lay in wait and shot at least two of them from 3ft away, one in the back. One was identified yesterday as Captain Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, who died shortly afterwards. [emphasis added]

    Murdering people as they sleep and shooting someone in the back. Yet another Lion of Islam™ goes on the warpath.

    James “Yusuf” Yee:

    When returning from duty at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, he was arrested on September 10, 2003, in Jacksonville, Florida, when a U.S. Customs agent found a list of Guantanamo detainees and interrogators among his belongings.

    He was charged with five offenses: sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage, and failure to obey a general order. These charges were later reduced to mishandling classified information in addition to some minor charges.

    He was then transferred to a United States Navy brig in Charleston, South Carolina. The government did not name the country or entity for whom it suspected Yee was spying.

    All court-martial charges against Yee were dropped on March 19, 2004, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller “citing national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence,” and he was released to resume his duties.

    Yee was then accused of adultery and storing pornography on government computer; the charges were dismissed in April 2004. He left the US military with an honorable discharge in January, but he is also seeking an apology.

    Which is to say, Mr. Yee wasn’t exactly “exonerated.” The charges against him were dropped because to present the evidence necessary for a conviction would have compromised national security. [emphasis added]

    Yusuf Yee went on to become an Obama delegate, qu’elle surprise!

    One is obliged to wonder whether Muslims in America’s military are accumulating the same reputation for disproportionate involvement in criminal behavior as their civilian counterparts.

    So few Muslims have enlisted yet, as we see with Major Hasan, they manage to betray their country with acts that regularly support the objectives of Islamic jihad.

    This is one important reason why I continue to maintain that Islam’s traditions of taqiyya and kitman irrevocably damn it and all Muslims as unreliable participants in the global community. No other legitimate religion exonerates its adherents for lying and murdering. How is it that Islam gets a pass on such atrocious conduct?

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