Newsweek Editor at Large, Evan Thomas : "I cringe that he's a Muslim. I mean, because it inflames all the fears. I think he's probably just a nut case. But with that label attached to him, it will get the right wing going and it just -- I mean these things are tragic, but that makes it much worse." Was there a backlash against Muslims in this country after 9/11? No. Have there been as many threats against Obama by the "right wing" as were made against Bush? No. Was there violence against Jews by Christians as a result of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"? No. Was there right wing violence at either of the protests in DC against ObamaCare? No. (They, unlike violent leftist protests, even picked up their trash.) Was there right wing violence at any of the town hall meetings this past summer? No. Not by right wingnuts anyway; the violence was a couple times when SEIU thugs beat the crap out of a couple middle class citizens. The MSM excuses the violence of leftists and the politically correct protected groups, but do talk about all the potential violence of the wingnuts (the term of endearment of leftists for conservatives).
NPR Statist Judicial Reporter (I was going to say 'court reporter' but they are actually accurate): “It really is tragic that he was a Muslim.”
Statist talk show host (yes there are such people)Stephanie Miller: "George Bush made many people around the world feel like this was a war against Islam by using words like crusade." (He used the term once, Islamofacist apologists were apoplectic and he backed down. He use 'religion of peace lots and lots of times.)
It's Bush's fault thirteen soldiers are dead. Its the way this terrorist thought he was being treated that thirteen people are dead. It's everybody's fault but the guy that did it. This guy pronounced himself a jihadhist and both the FBI and the military knew it and did nothing. He even presented a slide show and paper,“The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S Military". But the MSM is focusing on everyone else. They are apologists for Islamofasicsm.
He may, said the MSM, be suffering from “pre-traumatic stress,” but had never served combat, and just thought he might be. Good grief.
Obama didn't want us to jump to conclusions. This from a guy that praises Islam and distances himself from Christianity.
ABC’s Martha Raddatz said, “As for the suspect, Nadal Hasan, as one officer's wife told me, ‘I wish his name was Smith.’”
Newsweek’s Evan Thomas (again): “...that he’s a Muslim. I mean, because it inflames all the fears.”
Army Chief of Staff. Gen. George Casey said he feared a “backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers." The Army Chief of Staff main concern is political correctness, not the mission of liberty and security of the military. "I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here."
MSNBC Statist Comentator Ed Shultz: "When somebody's down at the mouth and when somebody is not with the program, why does the military keep him and expect him to do things? Because you don't do that in private business. Well, (voice turning sarcastic) this is the military, well, wait a second now! You know, if they're absolutely our finest and we support them to the max, it would seem to me that there was a chink in the armor somewhere. Right? That's how I feel about it! That the vetting process of the military personnel was, maybe I'm totally wrong on this one, totally off-base and everything else. But, I don't know." Obviously he doesn't know. What a knucklehead.
The MSM's initial response was not so much about the murdered, it was about making excuses for the jihadist's terrorist act. It was their concern that he was Muslim. It was their concern about political correctness.