Islamophobia, Iraq war, drove Army psychiatrist to kill

A proud first generation American, born in Virginia, Nidal Hasan wanted nothing other than to serve his country. But the bigotry against Muslims that he encountered in the Army, plus the American occupation of Iraq, plus, finally, his anguish at being ordered to deploy to Iraq as part of the U.S. forces there, drove this deeply patriotic son of the Old Dominion to the point where he felt he had no choice but to launch a martydom operation against the U.S. Army and shoot down scores of his fellow soldiers.

That’s the New York Times’ version of Hasan’s life, translated by me.

Here’s the original.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 06, 2009 08:14 AM | Send

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