Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) is the new House Homeland Security Committee chairman. As such, he rightfully took the lead in writing a letter demanding that the Fort Hood attack be identified for what it was. While we appreciate McCaul’s efforts, we take issue with identifying what happened at Fort Hood solely as an ‘act of terror’ instead of a jihadist attack.
By failing to do so, McCaul risks being guilty of the same thing he’s accusing the administration of doing, namely, not calling the attack what it was.
Via ABC News:
In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and ‘betrayed’ by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.
“It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism,” wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Virginia. “To date, the Department of Defense and the Army classify this attack [as] ‘workplace violence,’ despite mountains of evidence [that] clearly proves the Ft. Hood shooting was an act of terror.”
Mr. McCaul is falling into a politically correct trap. Workplace violence can still be an act of terror but a jihadist act of terror cannot be workplace violence. In fact, the Obama administration could just come out like it ultimately did after two weeks of lies about what prompted the attacks in Benghazi and concur with McCaul that Fort Hood was an act of terror. They could then say that it was also an act of workplace violence.
If McCaul wants to say that Hasan committed an ‘act of terror’ that involved jihad, he would be 100% correct. By calling it simply an ‘act of terror’, he’s only partially correct.
In fact, McCaul’s politically correct behavior relative to not identifying Nidal Malik Hasan for who he is and what he did might help to explain the former’s reticence to call for an investigation into Al Gore’s sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeera.
On January 9th, a letter was sent to McCaul by Cliff Kincaid of America’s survival and co-signed by several others (including Walid) that requested McCaul open an investigation into the sale. As of the date of this post, McCaul’s office has not responded to that letter and indications are that he isn’t planning to do so.
Ironically, the man who inspired Hasan to murder 14 and injure 32 – Anwar al-Awlaki – was given a platform to spew his propaganda by none other than… wait for it… Al Jazeera.
We make no bones with McCaul’s intentions. All indications are that both he and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), the congressman who co-signed the letter to fellow congressmen, are fighting for the right thing – justice for the victims who are not receiving the same medical benefits or honors (such as Purple Hearts) as those who are killed or injured in combat. However, part of that justice involves people like McCaul and Wolf calling the attack what the Obama administration will not – an act of Islamic Jihad.
To get a better understanding of what the Fort Hood attack really was, let Hasan’s victims tell you:
h/t Creeping Sharia