It has been said that political correctness is a far greater threat to freedom than Islamic terrorism. Put them together and you get bloodbaths like Fort Hood — as even our politically correct Islamophilic government has finally figured out:
The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at the Fort Hood military installation in Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on a new report about the terrorist attack.
In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch, Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, told The Associated Press on Wednesday after he was briefed on the findings of a new review of the attack. …
[former FBI Director William] Webster’s report offers some new details that show the FBI was concerned about investigating an American Muslim in the military, and that is why an investigation was not pursued.
The FBI in San Diego had been investigating al-Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. When agents saw emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki, they asked the FBI’s Washington office to talk to Hasan’s bosses, according to a government official briefed on the findings who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Webster report. But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue and did not reach out to Hasan’s bosses at the Defense Department, the official said.
Liberal establishmentarians would literally prefer that Americans be butchered than to admit that extremist Muslims pose a threat to security.
If only Hasan had been both Muslim and homosexual, he might have escaped investigation even after his killing spree.
No worries, the barn door is shut, now that the horse has run away:
One major change was that if al-Awlaki comes up as part of a terror investigation, FBI headquarters would be alerted, Mark Giuliano, assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch, said last year.
Al-Awlaki, implicated in other terror plots, was killed in a drone strike in Yemen last fall.
As for any meaningful change that might conceivably prevent another massacre, forget it. The moonbats who preside over the military have made their priorities clear. As former Army Chief of Staff George Casey Jr. put it after Fort Hood:
“[I]t would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty.”
Diversity is a euphemism for suicidal moonbat insanity.
On tips from A. Levy and G. Fox.