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Many of us on the right scratched our heads in 2001 when George W. Bush designated our fight with extremist Islam the ‘War on Terror.’ It was a glaring PC misnomer neatly crafted to avoid offending Muslims.
Despite the fact that the Muslims a correct designation (‘War on Extremist Islam’ ‘War on Radical Islamists’ ‘War on Guys in 7th Century Clown Costumes Who Maim and Murder in the Name of Allah’) would offend, were obviously already offended.
Immediately, the MSM with the full cooperation of the Bush administration, began with the ‘Not all Muslims’ are unhinged psychopaths meme. And the administration went out to enlist every Muslim it could locate into our armed services to prove it.
A decade and a half later, how has that worked out for us?
What happened to Marine deserter Wassef Ali Hassoun?
Ten years ago this month, U.S. Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from Camp Fallujah in Iraq. After a five-month military investigation, he was charged with desertion and theft, brought back to Virginia’s Quantico Marine base and then transferred to North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune for trial.
Yet, a full decade later, Hassoun is as free as a bird.
The accused deserter’s whereabouts are unknown. No trial ever began. No punishment ensued. And our leaders in Washington don’t seem to be doing a thing about this.
Hassoun was born in Lebanon and immigrated with his family to Utah in 1999. A few years later, he joined the Marines as an Arabic translator. On June 20, 2004, Hassoun bailed on guard duty at his base in Fallujah. He took his military-issued gun and his Muslim prayer rug. Military records obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune showed that he was “torn between military loyalty and his Muslim beliefs.”
According to the internal probe, he undermined intelligence-gathering operations by refusing to translate questions about Islam. He balked at raising his voice to suspected jihadi imams and sheiks. He openly threatened to “walk out the front gate and leave.”
The Muslim Marine told his colleagues he supported Hezbollah terrorist attacks on Israel. Members of his unit told investigators he was “anti-American” and listened to jihad sermons on propaganda CDs. Hassoun had received spiritual counseling from Navy Lt. Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, a Muslim military chaplain tied to a radical Wahhabist outfit under federal investigation, according to Hoover Institution fellow and journalist Paul Sperry. [Must read]
So how does one tell a good Muslim from a bad Muslim, in our military and elsewhere?
They’ll have to get back to us on that.
What about, We Are at War with an Enormous and Growing Faction within Islam, does our government still not understand?
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