Appearances can be perilously deceiving, especially if Americans do not look any further than Nidal Malik Hasan's Palestinian descent, his Muslim affiliation, his Middle Eastern-style clothing, and reports of his having shouted out "Allahu Akbar," an expression of praise to God, before allegedly gunning down dozens of soldiers. Superficially, the Fort Hood rampage looks like terrorism.

Hasan's murder spree appears, however, to be much more about seeking vengeance for personal mistreatment than spreading terror to advance a political agenda. In many respects the Fort Hood massacre stands as a textbook case of workplace murder, even though a military base would seem to be an unusual location. Such a crime would seem more likely to occur inside an office building, such as in Friday's shooting spree in Orlando...

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Were the Fort Hood shootings an act of terrorism, or a random case of workplace violence?
Appearances can be perilously deceiving, especially if Americans do not look any further than Nidal Malik Hasan's Palestinian descent, his Muslim affiliation, his Middle Eastern-style clothing, and reports of his having shouted out "Allahu Akbar," an expression of praise to God, before allegedly gunning down dozens of soldiers. Superficially, the Fort Hood rampage looks like terrorism.

Hasan's murder spree appears, however, to be much more about seeking vengeance for personal mistreatment than spreading terror to advance a political agenda. In many respects the Fort Hood massacre stands as a textbook case of workplace murder, even though a military base would seem to be an unusual location. Such a crime would seem more likely to occur inside an office building, such as in Friday's shooting spree in Orlando...

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12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/16/09 - 3:00:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
he was sharing phone calls and messages with a top al qaeda official..it was an act of terrorism.

either way, the guy deserves to fry.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/16/09 - 3:18:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 11/16/09 - 3:00:09 PM mer_359 wrote:
he was sharing phone calls and messages with a top al qaeda official..it was an act of terrorism. either way, the guy deserves to fry.

because there's no better way to show people that killing is wrong than to kill them back.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/16/09 - 3:43:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 11/16/09 - 3:00:09 PM mer_359 wrote:
he was sharing phone calls and messages with a top al qaeda official..it was an act of terrorism. either way, the guy deserves to fry.
On Monday 11/16/09 - 3:18:39 PM pedalmetal wrote:
because there's no better way to show people that killing is wrong than to kill them back.


better yet, stick him in prison and let the boys from the yard murk him.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/17/09 - 11:35:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow this is turning into a huge deal...

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12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/17/09 - 12:13:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
the guy was motivated by islam, plus cowardice, thus it was terrorism, they will murder the shooter guy and thats fine with me, he deserves lots of torture first then death.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/23/09 - 9:54:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now they get to go to Afghanistan. I bet'd be hard to find a majority of soldiers who are still glad they signed up...

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12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/24/09 - 2:04:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is it terrorism OR tragedy? As far as I knew, terrorism IS tragedy.
And in my opinion, it was obviously an act of terrorism that is being overlooked.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/18/10 - 8:48:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
WTF ... why would they take the Islamic stuff out??

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12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/18/10 - 8:52:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/17/09 - 12:13:39 PM marc780 wrote:
the guy was motivated by islam, plus cowardice, thus it was terrorism, they will murder the shooter guy and thats fine with me, he deserves lots of torture first then death.


Wait... WHAT?

I agree that it was an act of terrorism, but... because he is Muslim any violence committed by him must therefore be terrorism?

FAIL.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/18/10 - 9:43:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Psst...

Terrorism is political jargon.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/18/10 - 9:58:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/18/10 - 9:43:54 PM thatguy3g wrote:
Psst... [spoiler]


True facts.



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