November 07, 2009

Not-So-Sudden Jihad Syndrome at Fort Hood

My latest article for Pajamas Media explores the phenomenon of 'Sudden Jihad Syndrome' and why, in most cases, there is nothing "sudden" about followers of political Islam turning violent:

Shock” and “horror” are the words being used to describe the massacre at Fort Hood by Major Nidal Malik Hasan. But while the events were “horrible,” they should have come as a “shock” to no one — at least if by “shock” they mean “surprised that Hasan would turn so violent.”

Hasan was a devout Muslim who, prior to his transfer to the Texas base, attended a conservative mosque on a daily basis and was known by associates to occasionally rant about U.S. involvement in the War on Terror. Press accounts also claim that Hasan had at one time been the subject of an FBI investigation because of an internet posting bearing his name which justified suicide bombings.

No one should be shocked that Hasan would turn to murder and terror.

Read the rest.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:43 PM | Comments |