Thursday, 5 November 2009

Murder At Fort Hood

Lailia Tov;
Around 1:30 p.m. at Fort Hood, Texas, there was an attack on Base, at this time, a lone gunman.
At first the reports were he was shot and killed. Now he is alive and in stable condition.
A muslim man in his late 30s, single, no children.
He joined the military agianst his family's wishes. After the War on Terrorism began, his views on the service changed. He did not believe we should be in Iraq and Afghanistan and fighting his deployment. He hired an lawyer to fight, but no go. He had hoped Mr.Obama would quickly return the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. But when that did not happen, he began more angry and was known to exchange angry words about the war, about Amercia.
He had served in Walter Reed for six years, leaving the hosptial in July for Hood.
There are many Amercians, both muslim and non-muslim who are against the War, yet they do not set out to kill Amercian servicemen and women.
I have not written his name. By choice. For his has dishonoured and disgraced the umiform he once wore. He has killed his brothers and sisters, killed fellow Amercians. He has brought shame to his name, his family and his faith.
I pray for the families who have lost loved ones and for us; for the military is a family and one of our own has turned his weapon on his fellow soilders. A thing that is not done.
I am sure there are those who would try to explain or defend his actions.
Don't bring it here! I have a dog in this fight. I am married to a soldier, the daugher and granddaughter of soilders, the mum of a navy Chief. And the excuses don't fly here.
May those who died rest in peace and may G-d comfort the living.
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