Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In interviews with the media, leaders of the Muslim Community Center

have painted a portrait of Hasan as a quiet, unassuming Muslim more interested in finding a wife than debating world politics. They express shock at his killing spree and, appropriately, condemn it. But a closer look behind the doors of the mosque and inside the conversations between the engineer and the doctor reveal a more complex picture of a young first-generation American Muslim man living a life of dissonance between his identity as an American and his ideology as a Muslim who had accepted a literal, rigid interpretation of Islam, akin to the puritanical Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam that define the theology of militancy inside the Muslim world today, according to community members who knew Hasan.

“So many times I talked with him,” said Akhter, a community leader who is sort of like a mosque gadfly, challenging congregants to reject literal, rigid interpretations of Islam. “I was trying to modernize him. I tried my best. He used to hate America as a whole. He was more anti-American than American.”

Despite all the conversations, Akther said, “I couldn’t get through to him. He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim.”
Which is exactly the fact that so much of our media and PC-at-any-cost morons do not want to recognize; or if they do, don't want anyone allowed to mention it. It hurts their poor brain to have to recognize that a real enemy is out there, and it interferes with their plans to re-make this country in their PC image.

Second, it's that 'they condemn it, but behind the mosque doors' crap that's going to lead to real trouble; sounds very nice to say "This was a terrible act, etc.", but when we find that off camera they're praising the bastard, how are we supposed to trust them?

Third, the muslims who actually want to change things, stop the "Kill all people of other beliefs" crap, are more in danger from their mosque brethren than from some beloved-by-the-media redneck.

Found thanks to Tim Blair

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