A column on a “right wing” website suggesting an Islamic motivation for last week’s Fort Hood shooting massacre may help generate a backlash against American Muslim soldiers, according to CNN.
On CNN’s American Morning show yesterday, reporter Carol Costello quoted the mother of a Muslim U.S. soldier as fearing “a backlash against Muslim American soldiers.”
“She knows some are already reaching conclusions as to why Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on his fellow soldiers,” Costello stated.
Continued Costello: “The right-wing website, Pajamas Media, is an example. Phyllis Chesler writing, ‘I knew in my bones that the shooter or shooters were Muslim. We must connect the dots before it’s too late.’”
Costello was referring to a Pajamas Media column entitled “The Jihadist is always the victim,” in which Chesler quoted from widespread reports of Hasan’s ties to militant Islam.
Chesler wrote, “The only answer most people want to hear is that a lone, psychiatrically deranged shooter did it. All by himself, on his own.”
“They may be right. Sometimes. And yet…The same Instant Personal Jihad Syndrome once led another Palestinian, Sirhan Sirhan, to shoot Robert Kennedy in cold blood.”
Read More: By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily
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