November 15, 2009
When alleged killer Nidal Malik Hasan went on a murderous rampage at Fort Hood Texas last week, the Muslim Army psychiatrist reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” which means “god is great” as he shot his victims. Speaking about the shootings on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Gen. George Casey said “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even-greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” Casey is not only wrong, but the Fort Hood tragedy was a direct result of our egregious commitment to the concept of diversity.
The United States has many bizarre policies, but perhaps the two worst are what some have dubbed “invade the world, invite the world.” We invade and occupy countries to impose American values on people who do not want them and then we invite these people into our country via mass immigration. We bomb people and expect them to love us, and when they arrive on our shores we are often shocked to learn they don’t.
The Washington Post reports that “The Hasan family was large and had deep roots in Roanoke Valley.” Hasan might be a religious military man born and bred in Virginia, but Robert E. Lee he is not. Writes Chronicles Magazine editor Thomas Fleming, “So in the world of The Washington Post, immigrants to the US have ‘deep roots’ wherever they choose to settle. Hassan’s family had deep roots in Palestine…” Fleming is right, and not surprisingly it has been reported that Hasan often told others that his first allegiance was to his Islamic faith, not his American identity.
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Mainstream conservatives who believe there exists a religious dimension to Islamic terrorism are correct, but are fools when they ignore the glaringly obvious motivating factor of US foreign interventionism. Does anyone really believe that if the US was not in Iraq and Afghanistan-something Nadal complained about constantly-he would have gone on his rampage? Like Osama Bin Laden, Al-Quada and the 9/11 hijackers, without massive US presence in Muslim nations, Nadal the Islamist would have had much less inspiration to commit murder.
Liberals who believe Islamic terrorism is mostly due to US occupation of Muslim nations are correct, but foolish to believe there does not exist a religious dimension. As Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and other European nations are now learning the hard way; Islam en masse is simply incompatible with the West in so many uniquely frustrating ways that is not true of other cultures and religions.
All cultures or religions are not equal, and while it should be none of America’s business how the rest of the world conducts its business, we should be the sole arbiters of how we conduct our own. That the US did not drastically cut back on immigration from Muslim nations in the weeks and months after 9/11 was indicative of just how deeply multicultural philosophy has corrupted our better senses. Even worse, that a follower of Islam could remain in the US Army while telling anyone who would listen that he had effectively joined the other side, shows that political correctness has pretty much erased our common sense altogether.
When Gen. Casey says, with a straight face, that “it would be an even-greater tragedy” than Fort Hood “if our diversity becomes a casualty” his stubborn multicultural outlook reflects a prevailing, establishment PC orthodoxy that virtually insures future tragedies. Rightly notes Taki’s Magazine editor Richard Spencer: “That Hasan acted according to his faith… must be obvious to everyone whose brains haven’t yet been rotted out by PC.”
Saying Islamic terrorists just “hate our freedom,” is a childish and dangerous fantasy that has already led to thousands of deaths, both American and foreign. Saying Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam is a fantasy that is just as childish and just as dangerous, which led to the deaths of 13 innocent victims in Fort Hood last week. Nidal Malik Hasan may have been a soldier for the US, but in a sane world, his outspoken, admitted preference to be a soldier for Allah would have gotten him immediately thrown out of the Army. Unfortunately, “diversity” prevailed, and according to Gen. Casey, will continue to prevail, as the “war on terror” continues to create more terrorists, and multicultural ideology promises to harbor them—both domestic and abroad.