Aurora Is Not Fort Hood

(Washington Post) Marc A. Thiessen - The Aurora shooting was a senseless act of violence; Fort Hood was a terrorist attack. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's motive was the same motive that led 19 evil men to fly airplanes into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001: He wanted to wage jihad against the United States. Hasan followed a clear and focused ideology - Islamic radicalism - that is evil but not insane. He studied this ideology, and he committed mass murder in its name. He conspired with an enemy commander - Anwar al-Awlaki, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - and then killed to advance the enemy's vision and objectives.

2012-07-27 00:00:00

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