Robert SalaamPosted Nov 5, 2009 •Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version
The Fort Hood Shooting
by Robert Salaam
In the name of God, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful,
With deep sadness and regret I hate to report that early reports suggest that the alleged gunmen was Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan.
I’m sad for those killed and wounded by a traitor to both God and our country, and I regret that I even feel that I have to write something on the subject. Words cannot express my emotions and the instant headache I received when notified by my dear sister Sheila Musaji over at The American Muslim (TAM) concerning the alleged culprit.
They have not yet released further details such as the motive but I will state for the record that no true Muslim could ever commit such a crime against humanity. As Muslims we are reminded that to take one innocent life is as if one killed of all mankind. Muslims are also commanded to keep their oaths when given.
That said as an American Muslim who like hundreds of thousands of other American’s, including Muslims, is serving or has served in America’s armed forces and kept their oaths to God, Country, and in my case Corps, condemn these actions and pray for the victims of this madman.
May God give the families strength and be quick in His reckoning. If it turns out it was indeed this Major and the media in error claims he was a Muslim, know that no true believer in Islam considers him part of the fold. My prayers go out to the victims and their families, our nation, and our men and women in uniform.
May God bless us all,
As Salaam Alaikum
Robert Salaam is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served for 6 years until receiving an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant. Visit Robert Salaams site at http://www.theamericanmuslim.net/blog/