Apparently, I fit the profile of someone who has these answers: I am a Muslim Palestinian American: I must know what one out of the 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe is thinking at any given time.
“Hey, Jamal…sorry to disturb you so early. But you know the Hasan story is big, and I was wondering if you’re willing to come for an interview and talk about how it feels being a Maahzlem (Muslim) and all,” a television producer says to me on my cell.
“How did you feel being a Christian, with Timothy McVeigh and Adolf Hitler being Christians?” I fired back.
Silence… I probably should not have said that, but there it is.
Hasan is a coward…not only for committing this heinous act, but for counting on being killed or taking the gun on himself, leaving behind his family and the entire Muslim community to account for his despicable actions.
The Left needs to realize Islamists are its foe too. Respect Islam, but not Islamists. Do not try to justify or excuse Hasan’s actions. Just because wingnuts may use these hideous events as a pretext for political gain does not mean liberals must automatically take the other side or somehow try to explain Hasan.
(The Communist Party of Iran supported the Ayatollah when the revolution started. After the Ayatollah seized power, about the first thing he did was kill the communists.)