November 06, 2009

AP Unclear What Motivated Devout Muslim Shouting "Allahu Akbar" to Kill

It's a mystery. Probably one that will never be solved:

Soldiers who witnessed the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" — an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" — before opening fire, the base commander said Friday....

The motive for the shooting wasn't clear, but Hasan was apparently set to deploy soon and had expressed some anger about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Personally, I blame Bush.

Update by Barbarossa: Instapundit adds this tidbit:

On NPR I heard — I can’t find the story on their website yet — that he had given a presentation on the Koran at a professional conference where he claimed that unbelievers should be beheaded, burned, etc. to the discomfiture of the attendees.

But nobody saw this coming...

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:48 AM | Comments |