Major Nidal Hasan, the accused shooter in the November 2009 Ft. Hood shooting that killed 13 and injured nearly 3 dozen others, issues a statement to Fox News on Friday in which he claim the U.S. is at war with his religion, Islam. Well, for one I'm glad he is at least saying it. The United States seems not to want to come out and say it and don't blame that just on Barack Obama, but on his predecessor who was emphatic that we were not at war with Islam.

The statement runs more than six pages.

Hasan's statement doesn't mention the shooting that took place at Ft. Hood. His statement begins with "In the name of the Almighty Allah, the most gracious and the most merciful, my name is Nidal Hasan, Major Nidal Hasan, and I would like to convey a message to the world.

"My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land," the 42-year-old Army psychiatrist said. Hasan then apparently asked if this was a war on Islam. "You bet it is," he said. "I participated in it."

Hasan then pens his own treason as he regrets his years in the United States Army, saying that his service was inconsistent with Islam.

"I would like to begin by repenting to Almighty Allah and apologize to the (Mujahideen), the believers, and the innocent.  I ask for their forgiveness and their prayers.   I ask for their forgiveness for participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims, their religion and their lands," he wrote. So he acknowledges what we've known all along and that is what is found in Surah 9, which David Wood has elaborated on here.

Hasan also took the time to blast U.S. Middle East policy towards the Palestinians.

Fox News reports:

It is believed to be the first lengthy statement by the Fort Hood suspect, whose court martial begins August 6. The judge in Hasan's case recently ruled that he cannot argue as part of his defense that the shooting was an effort to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan – the so-called "defense of others" strategy.

George Stratton and his son -- who was wounded in the attack -- will both testify at the trial.  Stratton told Fox News he is not surprised by the statement. 

 "I have all along believed Nidal Hasan to be a Muslim terrorist, so it confirms what I've always thought," Stratton said. "I believe that's exactly how he felt when he did what he did. We should take him at his word."

Lawyer Neal Sher, who represents Fort Hood shooting victims and their families in a separate legal action, said "This is yet further confirmation of a fact that everyone knows except our government. That is, the Fort Hood shooting was a terrorist jihadi attack."

Hasan has been celebrated by terror groups and leaders worldwide.

Barack Obama has continued to refuse to allow the Ft. Hood shooting to be labeled as terrorism, but has continued to promote it as "workplace violence," which has resulted in the victims and their families being unable to received special awards and combat pay.

Hasan attempted to use, as his defense, that he was simply defending the Taliban.

If convicted, Hasan would receive execution of life in prison without parole. I say kill him quickly so that we are not spending any more money on this jihadist and let it be a warning to any others that want to engage in the same practice. Meanwhile, Hasan continues to draw a paycheck, courtesy of the U.S. government, or we better know them as us, the U.S. taxpayer.

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