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:

اكيد سمع هلاوس كتير من الظباط اللي جايين من العراق بعد ما قتلوا اطفال وستات
كان عايز يسيب الخدمة وطلبه اترفض
وكل محامي عشان يرفع له قضية عشان يسيب الخدمة
فكان الرد انهم قالوا له: انت ح تروح العراق
He must have heard horror stories from the soldiers who returned from Iraq; those soldiers who killed unarmed women and children. He wanted to leave the army but his request was denied. He went as far as filing a lawsuit to be allowed to resign, and in response, he was told that he would be sent to Iraq.

Hassan El Helali thinks he is psychotic:

بفضل هذا المعتوه الحقير سيعيش العرب والمسلمين في الغرب لشهور وربما لسنوات وهم مطالبين مرة أخرى بإثبات برائتهم من تهمة ممارسة التقية والكذب… وادعاء الشرف والإنصهار في المجتمع حتى تتاح لهم الفرصة ليفجروا أنفسهم وسط الأبرياء. بفضل هذا المجرم ستزيد رزالة القائمين على منح تأشيرات الدخول للبلاد المتحضرة، ومعهم كل الحق، وستتعطل المصالح ويحرم المريض من العلاج في الخارج والطالب من بعثة التعليم والسائح من المتعة والثقافة وسيصبح كل عربي ومسلم في الغرب متهماً حتي ولو ثبتت برائته بالإرهاب والوحشية والخسة والخيانة للمجتمع الذي ضمه وعلمه ورباه حتى وصل لرتبه عسكرية راقية وتخصص علمي متميز ومنحه الأوسمة والنياشين وفرصة حياة لا يحلم بعشرها في بلاده عديمة العلم والثقافة والفن والجمال والحرية والكرامة… برافو… الله أكبر والعزة للعرب.
Because of this nutcase Arabs and Muslims living in the West will live for months and maybe years trying to prove once again that they are deceit-free and that they have integrated within their host societies until once again we learn of one of those idiots blowing himself up among a bunch of innocent civilians.  Because of this criminal more entry visas to civilized countries will be denied; be it for business, pleasure, education, or health conditions. Because of him every Arab and Muslim in the West will be guilty of terrorism, brutality, treachery, and biting the hand that fed him – until proven otherwise.

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!

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