WASHINGTON - On the third anniversary of the Fort Hood rampage, 148 victims and family members are suing the U.S. government and seeking compensation over the attack allegedly carried out by an Army psychiatrist who is awaiting trial.
The shooting at the Army base in Texas killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others.
The lawsuit alleging negligence by the government says that the Defence Department is avoiding legal and financial responsibility for the killings by referring to the shootings as "workplace violence" rather than as a terrorist attack.
The group also is suing the estate of Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born Islamic cleric who the victims say inspired the Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, to carry out the attack. The two men exchanged emails before the shootings. (Source)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Obama Administration Sued by 148 Family Members and Victims of Fort Hood Massacre
Major Nidal Malik Hasan was able to slaughter his fellow U.S. soldiers for one simple reason: Military leaders were too terrified of being labeled "Islamophobes" to confront Hasan about his openly pro-Jihadist views. Three years later, nothing has changed. Politicians and the media continue their incessant worries over the imaginary plague of "Islamophobia," and the next Hasan will have the red carpet rolled out for him if he decides to obey Muhammad's commands. I hope the victims and family members win their lawsuit. It may be the only way to save lives.