But remember, even his (former) lawyer says religion has nothing to do with it. This is "workplace violence" and nothing more, and anyone who says it is about Islam is a big, fat Islamophobe.
So says Obama.
From FOXNews July 26 by Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne
Accused Fort Hood shooter releases statement to Fox News
EXCLUSIVE: Acting as his own attorney, accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has released a statement to Fox News claiming that the U.S. military is at war with his religion.
However, he does not directly address the shooting at the Texas Army Base in November 2009 that killed 13 and injured more than 30 others.
“My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land," the 42-year-old Army psychiatrist said. Hasan then apparently asked if this was a war on Islam. "You bet it is," he said. "I participated in it.”
The statement, which begins “In the name of Almighty Allah, the most gracious and the most merciful, my name is Nidal Hasan, Major Nidal Hasan, and I would like to convey a message to the world,” runs more than six pages.
Hasan also says he regrets his years in the Army, claiming that his service was inconsistent with his religious beliefs. “I would like to begin by repenting to Almighty Allah and apologize to the (Mujahideen), the believers, and the innocent. I ask for their forgiveness and their prayers. I ask for their forgiveness for participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims, their religion and their lands,” he said.
Hasan also criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East toward the Palestinians.
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