Are these people serious? Those at the New York Times can't for the life of them figure out the motive for the Fort Hood murders by Nidal Hasan.
Duh! You idiots! The killer shouted, "Allahu akbar!" That made it Islam, pure and simple.
Read from Weasel Zippers:
NY Times Perplexed: Ft. Hood Jihadi Nidal Hasan’s “Motive Remains an Enigma”…
"Repeat after me: Islam.
(New York Times) — 'Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, with a blanket draped over his shoulders and a watch cap pulled low over his dark eyes, listened impassively in recent days as several survivors of his murderous rampage a year ago rose and pointed to him as the gunman who had shot them.
No emotion or hint of the defendant’s thoughts flickered across his pale features, as more than two dozen other soldiers and civilians spoke under oath about their struggle to survive in the terrifying minutes after he yelled “Allahu akbar!” — “God is great” in Arabic — and started shooting. He sank low in his wheelchair — he is paralyzed from the waist down after the police shot him to end his shooting attack on Nov. 5 — and stared intensely at the witnesses. At times he made small, precise notes on a legal pad, but he said nothing to his lawyers….
Yet the gunman and his motive remain an enigma. And there were few clues about what sort of defense Major Hasan, a 40-year-old Army psychiatrist, would mount in the face of such overwhelming evidence.
…Over three days, more than two dozen witnesses at the hearing described how Major Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar!” and then opened fire with a laser-guided handgun at a crowd of soldiers as they waited to see medical staff members before deployment. He gunned down one man who tried to hit him with a chair and chased another soldier out of the building to shoot him, witnesses said.'"