Yeah, I'm sure that's not it. If he was about to be deployed, what's the chance that an organized group told him to attack right then and there, shortly before he was to be deployed?quote:Originally posted by shulamite:
I don't buy an idea that he was a "sleeper" Muslim just waiting for his chance to do Allah's will against the US.
Plus, terror groups usually go for the BIG, coordinated attack. There would have been many other similar attacks on other bases at the same time.
Nevertheless, this was not a good look for American Muslims. It will not only stir anti-Muslim sentiment here, but it also makes it harder to blame people for feeling that way. If a Muslim Army Major does this -- and face it, there aren't many Muslim Army Majors -- then it's hard to counter haters by saying that ordinary Muslims aren't like that. He should have just committed suicide and been done with it. It'll be interesting to see what happens when he recovers, if he does.