Do I think all American Muslims are terrorists? No. Do I think the American military should bar Muslims? No. Do I think the American military should stop actively recruiting them and providing them with radical Imams? Oh, yes (emphasis mine).
The Fort Hood terrorist is being portrayed as an “anomaly,” an “aberration,” a “lone wolf.” Sadly, he’s just one of many examples of jihadist traitors in the ranks of the military.
Together they form a dangerous Fifth Column, and the Pentagon — thanks to institutionalized political correctness — is doing next to nothing to root them out .
Instead, brass are actively recruiting Muslim soldiers — whose ranks have swelled to more than 15,000 — and catering to their faith by erecting mosques even at Marine headquarters in Quantico, Va. More, they’re hiring Muslim chaplains endorsed by radical Islamic front groups, who convert and radicalize soldiers.
In the wake of the worst domestic military-base massacre in U.S. history, this is an outrage to say the least. And the PC blinders explain how Fort Hood commanders could have failed so horrifically in protecting their force from the internal threat there.
I’ll add to this IBD editorial the fact that the military and FBI knew that, as a direct result of his faith, Hasan was incredibly hostile to the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that he believed in suicide bombing. And yet they did nothing. It was a matter of balancing the odds. The odds were 100% that whoever acted upon this information about Hasan would find his career destroyed. The odds were something less than 100% that Hasan would actually kill fellow Americans. If you’re gambling in a climate in which our own president backs an Attorney General who targets those in American law enforcement who went after Islamists, being passive is the better bet.