Last Thursday an event stunned the nation and shook our military: a soldier fired over 100 rounds of ammunition into a crowd at a Texas Army Base, killing 13 and wounding 30, resulting in the worst military base massacre in U.S. history.
As a nation, including our President, and especially the many families and soldiers directly affected by this dark tragedy, mourns, and as we await the investigation into why Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan held Fort Hood under siege, taking the lives of his fellow officers, concerns about his possible ties to terrorists are rising. Is he a psycho gone mad or a terrorist ready and willing to kill Americans? What we can confirm is that mainstream American Muslim groups across the country have condemned this horrific event, yet, just hours after it occurred, a small group of radical American Muslims called The Brothers of the Revolution Muslim, praised Hasan for his deadly rampage. On their website, describing Hasan as "An Officer and a Gentleman," they announced their love for him, claiming he "was injured while partaking in a preemptive attack", and that they "do NOT denounce his actions."
This shocking story broke as part of an Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Uncovering America report by Drew Griffin, "Homegrown Hate", which gave some insights into this disturbing group. The Revolution Muslim group were brazen enough to place the report on their website, plus a recent forty minute audio broadcast with a very chilling and repulsive response, condemning the report, CNN, Drew Griffin, Anderson Cooper, America in general, as well as rambling on other topics and proclaiming their self-righteousness, yet declaring their hatred.
Highlighted in CNN's report and interviewed are two converts, Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Abdullah Muhammad, who were both born and raised in the United States, “a country whose way of life they say they hate”. They gather outside New York’s 96th Street Masque, where thousands of Muslims congregate everyday "to praise Allah, give thanks and pray for peace." But unlike the peaceful Muslims inside, these radical American Muslims preach and recruit with a different message: “We tell you Muslims to rise up,” and the words used are chilling, “...the Quran demands that you disavow and make hatred and enmity between democracy, between nationalism, between secularism. And that you see Obama as the enemy he really is. That you see the United States as the enemy it really is.”