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Army Using Fake Fort Hood Threat For SOA Security

Posted in SOA with tags , , , , on November 21, 2009 by marcg

This morning it was exclusively reported by the Army Times that a threat letter was found yesterday at the Fort Benning, GA army base. The letter vaguely says that if the commanding general doesn’t call off all charges there will be a re-enactment of Fort Hood. The treat level of the base has been increased according to the Army Times, accompanied by a serious increase in police presence. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported on the threat, attempting to tie it to General Petraeus’ trip to the base for Officer Candidate School Operation.

Neither the Army Times or the AJC mention that the appearance of this note warning of a Fort Hood repeat occurred on the same day as the School of the Americas Watch protest at Fort Benning, GA, the largest annual protest of a US military establishment in the country.

This isn’t an error in journalism. The note is a fake. The reporting is a fake. Fort Hood is a massive US Army base. You would think, in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings that this might be national news. It isn’t. And because this isn’t being reported widely at CNN and other national outlets, the usual ratcheting up of public fear doesn’t seem to be the play here.

The SOAW protest is the target, which last year brought 20,000 people to the bases gates. Look for something unbecoming to perhaps happen this year. Looking out my hotel window I see flashing lights whizzing by and cops pulling people off of Columbus streets left and right.

The timing of this news story is such that it won’t discourage protestors from attending the event. It came out to late. Maybe the fake note was meant for something else.


Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing

Posted in Iraq, White Supremacy with tags , , , on November 19, 2009 by marcg

Because the website is down and I believe this needs to be read, I am reposting this from the website of Imam Anwar’s blog about the actions of Nidal Hassan. It is a powerful statement that shouldn’t be ignored.

Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam. Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges.
Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.
The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation. Many amongst them are choosing the former. The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidal’s operation.
The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims. The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy.
Allah(swt) says: Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment –
Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. (al-Nisa 136-137)
The inconsistency of being a Muslim today and living in America and the West in general reveals the wisdom behind the opinions that call for migration from the West. It is becoming more and more difficult to hold on to Islam in an environment that is becoming more hostile towards Muslims.
May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act. Ameen

For the cached version on google, here.