Afraid to speak the truth about the Ft Hood shooter?

As is usually the case on 24 hour news channels, there are a lot of opinions flying around over the motives of Nadal Malik Hasan, the man who killed 12 innocent people at Ft. Hood today. What many in the mainstream media AREN'T saying is what most of the rest of America is thinking: his radical Islamic worldview is the basis for his violent action.

The media has been so careful not to say it for PC reasons that several discussions have drifted into discussions of stress in the workplace and his harrassment by other military peers. Even as reports surface that he vocalized radical opinions, including the statement that Muslims in Iraq should "fight the aggressors," it seems like some are looking for an external trigger to his actions.

Therein is the problem. During tragedies like this, we need to stop looking for reasons or justification and accept that people are responsible for their own views and actions, and sometimes the truth is not politically correct.

Why was this man still in uniform? Were Hasan's superiors, who appear to have known about his views, too afraid to confront him to avoid looking anti-Islamic in today's PC world? Was a policy not to offend the reason why he was still in uniform? These are the hard questions we must answer in the weeks to come.

Our prayers are with the families and friends of those lost at Ft. Hood today.

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