Egypt: Nidal Hassan – Psychiatrist or Psychotic?
Date posted: November 14, 2009
Major Nidal Hassan is the US military psychiatrist of Arab origins who recently went on ashooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 12 soldiers and one civilian. He is now facing charges of premeditated murder. "Psychiatrist or Psychotic?", ask Egyptian bloggers.
Nawara Negm sympathizes with him:
كان عايز يسيب الخدمة وطلبه اترفض
وكل محامي عشان يرفع له قضية عشان يسيب الخدمة
فكان الرد انهم قالوا له: انت ح تروح العراق
Hassan El Helali thinks he is psychotic:
Wael Nawara wants to remind everyone that:
In late June 2007, Mr. Hasan stood before his supervisors and about 25 other mental health staff members and lectured on Islam, suicide bombers and threats the military could encounter from Muslims conflicted about fighting in the Muslim countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a copy of the presentation obtained by The Washington Post.
"It's getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims," he said in the presentation.
US-based Lebanese Dr Asa'ad Abu Khalil – The Angry Arab – quotes a newspaper report which says:
"“When a white guy shoots up a post office, they call that going postal,” said Victor Benjamin II, 30, a former member of the Army. “But when a Muslim does it, they call it jihad."
And Egyptian SandMonkey has tried to avoid writing about this because:
Anything I think of will sound contrived anyway. I mean, the [shooter] was Arab, Muslim and Palestinian to boot. What’s there to say? It’s an isolated incident? It might never happen again? This doesn’t mean that everybody in the military who is Arab or Muslim will act this way? For real? Do I need to say this? What is there to say?
I can only think of two things actually: 1) My deepest condolences to the families of the victims , and 2) in the name of every Arab or Muslim that will now get screwed over because of your actions: I hope you never enjoy a single day of peace in this life or any next one!