Finally. Four years after Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas, and perpetrated the bloodiest massacre ever on an American military base, the self-confessed jihadist’s court-martial proceedings began this week. Had you forgotten?
Americans obsessed over the O. J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Jodi Arias trials. Gun-control lobbyists turned Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson into national awareness-raising, fundraising, and legislation-promoting campaigns. But where are the celebrity lobbyists and high-profile advocates for the victims of the bloodthirsty Muslim vigilante Nidal Hasan?
The White House, which downplayed the terrorist mass murder as “workplace violence,” encouraged national apathy about his evil acts. Our soldiers deserve better. Here are three facts you’ve probably forgotten — or never knew — about the Fort Hood terror spree.
1. Fourteen victims fell on November 5, 2009, not 13.
2. The victims were all unarmed.
3. Hasan’s military colleagues and superiors were more concerned with being accused of discrimination than with ridding our military of this known deranged Islamist radical.