Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Going Muslim"

"Going Muslim"; a term for a Muslim terrorist sleeper cell? I think this is going a bit to far. It is the pendulum swinging past the point of rational equilibrium from the current politically correct place it is set now. While most terrorists today are Muslim, most Muslims are not terrorists. I think the point of the article was to push past the PC place we are in right now. If someone is setting off red flags, check them out. Act on those flags. People should not be afraid to report and act on them because the person is Muslim. "Going Muslim" is about as fair as "going postal", and while "going postal" did catch on I doubt the same will be said about "going Muslim". Scratch that, I am sure some people will now adopt that phrase, but I do not think we will see wide spread usage.


""Going postal" is a piquant American phrase that describes the phenomenon of violent rage in which a worker--archetypically a postal worker--"snaps" and guns down his colleagues.

As the enormity of the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sinks in, we must ask whether we are confronting a new phenomenon of violent rage, one we might dub--disconcertingly--"Going Muslim." This phrase would describe the turn of events where a seemingly integrated Muslim-American--a friendly donut vendor in New York, say, or an officer in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood--discards his apparent integration into American society and elects to vindicate his religion in an act of messianic violence against his fellow Americans. This would appear to be what happened in the case of Maj. Hasan.

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Massacre at Fort Hood - 12 Dead, 31 Wounded
Berman Post: Fort Hood Shouted "Allahu Akbar!" Before Shooting
Berman Post: Kimberly Munley Credited With Stopping The Fort Hood Attack
Berman Post: Hasan Shot The Wounded as They Lay on The Floor
Berman Post: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is Not Contagious
Berman Post: Hasan Shared a Spiritual Adviser With Some of The 9/11 Hijackers
Berman Post: Obama vs Bush - Reaction to Fort Hood Shooting
Berman Post: CNN Interviews 'Revolutionary Muslims' Who Believe Fort Hood Attack Was Justified
Berman Post: Hasan Said 'Infidels Should Have Their Throats Cut'
Berman Post: Hasan Tried Contact al Qaeda, US Officials Were Aware

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