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  •  The Nidal Hasan case has been shocking (5+ / 0-)

    Day after day, he declares that he sees himself as a jihadist, he killed in the name of Islamic Jihad, he doesn't want his US citizenship, etc. But the government still doesn't call it terrorism? They classify it as "workplace violence," for crying out loud.

    •  The political pretense that goes on these days ... (1+ / 0-)
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      has gone beyond laughable.  Too bad the idiots lack the mental ability to grasp that they're being laughed at, and why.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 05:24:57 PM PDT

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    •  Easier to try it as workplace violence (0+ / 0-)

      ...and get a guilty verdict and maximum sentence than ramping up the Terror, Terror, Terror and having questionable locations to try him and having it drag out even longer.

      50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

      by TarheelDem on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 05:59:23 PM PDT

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    •  On the other hand, people shoot up their (1+ / 0-)
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      coworkers or former coworkers on regular basis. That's not really different from what he did. Yeah, his justification was different but why does it matter? He's clearly not a member of AQ or anything like that.

      •  What is the problem with calling it what it is? (1+ / 0-)
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        A senseless and horrific mass murder by someone who was influenced by Islamic Jihadist ideology?

      •  AQ has been encouraging people to do (0+ / 0-)

        "lone wolf jihad". In other words, a Muslim can fight for the jihad just by going out and killing infidels. They don't need a membership card. Same deal with the Tsarnaevs -- even if they acted alone, they did it as part of the jihad. Jihad is becoming more like a guerilla war, but one in which the fighters don't ever have to report to any central command. So yes, it is different. The people who died died not because one of their coworkers had a mental breakdown, but because they were wearing the uniform of the United States, which Hassan is denouncing day after day as the enemy of the Islamic jihad.

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