It's refreshing to see a politician speak candidly on this issue. Virtually all of Indiana's congressional delegation and congressional candidates have remained silent on the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, seemingly afraid to speak their mind for fear of being labeled as "anti Muslim." The silence from our two Indiana senators, Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh, has been deafening.
Efforts within our government to deflect attention away from their own national security failures in failing to recognize Hasan as a threat to his fellow soldiers is reaching new lows. The National Enquirer is quoting a government source as suggesting Hasan is a closet homosexual who recently got dumped by his lover. Adding to the titilating tale is a suggestion in the story that Hasan is HIV-positive, claiming a cache of HIV meds was found in his apartment. The Enquirer writes:
The deranged Fort Hood gunman - accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 others - snapped after being dumped by a lover, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.Oh, the irony that people within government would now be attempting to portray Hasan as a mentally unstable gay men who is a HIV-positive. If Hasan had simply told his Army superiors he was gay, he would have been discharged in a heartbeat under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Earlier this year, the Army discharged 11 gay soldiers because of the policy. A West Point graduate, Dan Choi, received notice in May of this year that he would be discharged from the Army National Guard for speaking out about his homosexuality in a television interview. Choi spoke Arabic fluently and had recently completed a tour of duty in Iraq. More than 12,000 soldiers have been dismissed since President Clinton signed into law the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law in 1993. It's pretty sad that our military would view a soldier like Choi as a risk to the morale and well-being of his fellow soldiers, while turning a blind eye to Hasan's outrageous anti-American statements and praise of Islamic suicide bombers.
Authorities say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan - an American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent - became deeply disturbed over his imminent deployment to Afghanistan. But his final decline into madness was triggered by his miserable failure at romance.
While the investigation is being kept under tight wraps, a top government source, close to the case, told The ENQUIRER: "There's evidence he was dumped by a lover."
The ENQUIRER has also learned the 39-year-old Army psychiatrist had a deep-seated inability to deal with women that stemmed all the way back to high school - and he may have had homosexual relationships.
"Hasan had someone he was seeing - a woman or even a man - or may have imagined the love affair," disclosed the government source. "It's quite possible the object of his affection had no idea they were Hasan's love interest.
"What's clear is that Hasan felt he was dumped by this person, giving him another reason for unleashing his mass assault. In his sick mind, Hasan may have believed that one of these innocent men he gunned down stole away his lover." . . .
Imam Mohamed Abdullahi, who runs the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., where the psychiatrist attended prayer services, told The ENQUIRER Hasan may have been confused about his sexuality.
"Maybe he is a homosexual. He was clearly very troubled. In the Koran, there was a messenger who was a homosexual, and God destroyed him."
Among Hasan's belongings, confiscated by police at his apartment, was a cache of HIV prescription drugs.