Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Major Hasan's Power Point & Lesson on Islam
This was the 2007 Power Point presentation that should have been a BIG RED FLAG that Major Hasan was influenced by Islamic extremism. The Washington Post published here the 50 pages entitled: "The Koranic World View as it Relates to Muslims in the Military."
There is basic overview for 10 pages or so and then on page 11, after defining the Fatwas as "...rulings/legal opinions from (a)Islamic leaders/scholars" Hasan says this:
"It's getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims."
This is a bigger flag than those Army doctors ever realized. Hasan is announcing that Islam Law "trumps" the Constitution and there's an internal struggle as a Muslim to fight a war against extremists.
Hasan quotes the Koran (page 12):
4.93 And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement.
17.33 And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause...
This is NOT an isolated individual living in the ruins of tribal Afghanistan, this is an American - a Major in our Army. I wish I could have been in the room to ask if he thought the terrorist perceived him as a hypocrite, infidel and wanted to harm him?
Of course they do.
On page 15 he jabs as this concept: "Don't judge their loyalty to US God vs. Country"
Again, I'd raise my hand.
Should Muslims in the military, in his opinion, only be in non-combat roles? Since, as Major Hasaon cited in "adverse effects" on page 13 (Muslims in military abandoning posts), there could be a problem after deployment and that's unpredictable, how does the military respect this "religious dictate" and engage Islamic extremists?
The study of the Koran and Islam begins with page 16 and ends on slide 34 with this verse from the Koran:
41:29 And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! show us those who led us astray from among the jinn and the men that we may trample them under our feet so that they become the lowest
Hasan quotes peaceful and defensive verses from the Koran, but this is a VERY VERY detailed religious analysis.
2.190 And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.
HE OMITS THIS VERSE FROM SLIDE 41
2.191 And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.
BUT RETURNS TO THIS ON THAT SAME SLIDE (41)
2.192 But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
I find that omission really REALLY telling of Major Hasan's interpretation and communication of Muslims and the extremist enemies.
"I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establish the prayer and pay the Zakah (poor-tax -- my addition BBJ))."
"FIGHT THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, NOR FOLLOW THE RELIGION OF TRUTH, OUT OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE BOOK [Christians and Jews], until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and THEY ARE IN A STATE OF SUBJECTION"
From Hasan's 48th slide: "We love death more than you love life!"
Wow. I don't know the context of this slide presentation, this slide in particular, but at this point how do you not ask yourself where this guy is coming from?
"Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam."
"Muslims Soliders should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly ---will vary!"
In the last slide presents that these Muslim soldiers should have the option of being released as "Conscientious objectors" -- I thought they could.
As I understand the rule, the objector has to present his beliefs up front, not later on pending danger. It's possible Hasan's new found religious inspirations changed his perspective. I understand that you can request and serve in a non-combatant role.
Major Hasan's Muslim faith drifted further and further towards extremism leading to his efforts praise Islamic Law over the Constitution and his oath to the Army. Seeking out Muslim clerics in Yemen indicates that his conversative view of Islam was becoming dangerous as he considered his role fighting other Muslims -- versus killing infedels.