As we stayed glued to our television sets and computers, trying to find out more information on the shooting in Texas, our minds wonder the impossible. How could someone do this? What was his motive? Or, was it connected to terrorism?
Indeed Nidal Milak Hasan was a Muslim, but was Islam for this man the main catalyst? Some would like to think so. Just blame Islam for everything, forget about human nature. Hasan’s aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, VA. said that since Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Hasan had been harassed for being muslim.
“Some people can take it and some cannot,” she said. Indeed, but maybe that’s not the only thing that bothered Hasan. Other soldiers who knew him said he would get into arguements of the governments foreign policy, hoping that President Obama would withdraw troops from the Middle East. But in reality Hasan is not the only soldier in the history of this country to go to war and come back with a different opinion.
Reports have said that Hasan was in the preparation stages of deployment, which can take months. A cousin of Hasan’s said that he mortified of going to the Middle East based on the stories he heard from soldiers who had been there. People who knew him like Col. Kimberly Kesling, never would have thought Hasan could do something such as this.
In my analysis, Hasan was a person who snapped. The harassment of his religion, soldiers horror stories, and the fact that he tried to leave the military but couldn’t, culminated in the murderous acts he carried out. But before anyone is ready to blame Islam, remember acts of terrorism happen all around the world, and it is not always at the hands of Muslims.
After the shooting Hasan’s apartment complex was evacuated and his apartment was searched, with no warrant no doubt.
On a final note, across this great country of ours Americans will be watching the news hoping that in some way connections to terrorism was involved, kind of sick really.