August 6th, 2013
10:10 PM ET

Was the Fort Hood massacre an act of terror?

Army Psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan, shot and killed thirteen people and wounded more than 30 others, at Fort Hood.  He says he did it for Allah and declared himself a soldier in the war against America and the West.  But the federal government is not classifying the massacre as an act of terror.  That's preventing survivors from accessing much needed benefits, and receiving well deserved honors.  To make matters worse, Major Hasan is collecting thousands of dollars in military pay.  Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf is co-sponsoring a bill to stop pay for alleged violent felons like Hasan.  Retired Sergeant Howard Ray was in the line of fire during the Fort Hood massacre.

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    It does not matter whether or not the Fort Hood shooting was an act of terror. The Fort Hood shooting was a tragedy. The families of the Fort Hood shooting victims should receive financial compensation no matter what and should receive it immediately. The shooter, Nidal Hassan, should not receive anymore money from his job. His paychecks should be cut off immediately.

    September 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm |

    If the Fort Hood shooting is an act of terror, then the Sandy Hook shooting and the Colorado movie theater shooting are also acts of terror. They all involved guns and they all involved many people getting killed by crazy shooters. It just so happens that the Fort Hood shooting shooter is a Muslim and the other shootings shooters are not Muslims.

    The shooter being Muslim should not make the shooting an act of terror. The guns, the number of victims, and the tactics should make the shooting an act of terror.

    September 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
  3. Pat Scott

    How could it be anything else?

    August 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm |

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