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Workplace Violence Label Means Fewer Benefits for Fort Hood Heroes

This is a story that should need little explanation.

On November 5, 2009 members of our military were gunned down by an Islamist Extremist shooter. The president and his administration have told us the war on terror is a war against a small but extreme group of religious zealots yet, they chose to ignore the shooter’s affiliation with radical Islam. Though the shooter had numerous exchanges with known terrorists, particularly Anwar al-Awlaki labeled by this administration as a leader of global terrorism with ties to al Qaeda (and who was ordered killed in a US lead drone attack) the Fort Hood Massacre was categorized as workplace violence.

Stars and Stripes: Classifying the shooting as terrorism will allow the victims to receive combat-related special compensation that provides disability pay for medically retired service members. The victims also would be eligible for Purple Hearts and medals for valor.

Watch this interview with one of the survivors:



Numerous witnesses, including those injured stated that Hasan shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” before he began shooting. Thirteen soldiers died (including one pregnant soldier) and many wounded during this personal jihad. Following the shooting known terrorist leader  Anwar Awlaki declared Hasan a hero, as “fighting against the U.S. army is an Islamic duty”.

But maybe you haven’t seen the whole story of the events at Fort Hood. The story has not been widely publicized. You can watch a chilling account of what happened as told by survivors of that horrific day:

Workplace violence or an act of Terrorism?

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  1. There is no more honorable occupation that one that serves our beloved nation in our Armed Services. There is a need for regulations & lawful orders. However, all military personnel esily recognize that the consequenc of not to follow ‘implied orders’ can equal that of a direct command. There is no ratioal reason to jepordize their years of hard work with noncomplmence by acting without ‘proof postive’. Phyic exams, trained observations etc are ‘educated opinions’ subject to interpitation, not proof of intent. “Political correctness” has our military leaders standing on a bed of egg shells. If we want them to lead, we must get out of the way!! There is no doubt that Hasan was, IS a terrorist!! And this was a deliberate act of terror. The military present were there ‘in compliance’ with instructions or to honor & encourage their comrades in arms. Make NO mistake…This enemy ATTACK was absolutely equal to one experienced on a field of combat…..& MUST be acknowledged & treated as such!!
    Our brave unselfish fighting men & women must know that WE HAVE THEIR SIX !! at all times.
    Workplace violence, my foot!!

  2. Workers’ comp can be helpful, but this goes so far beyond WC….and it WAS a terrorist. Sure, he was a co-worker but he had very specific goals in mind…..

  3. Just more proof of a non-American administration showing in all ways how the lives of Americans matter nothing to them, especially not our soldiers, nor our ambassadors!

    1. And to say that ‘workplace violence’ was easier to get a conviction is such an outright INSULTING excuse to AVOID the label of terrorism!

      obama has the same political agenda to avoid acknowledging Islamic Terrorism as liberals had from the beginning: wanting to blame America instead.

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