MAJ Nidal Hasan: He described his threat doctrine in Army powerpoint long before Fort Hood
Fort Hood jihadist MAJ Nidal Hasan described his ideology in a powerpoint presentation to his fellow soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He outlined his threat doctrine long before he shot up Fort Hood. Download MAJ Hasan Slides
Because he didn’t describe it as a “threat doctrine” but merely as an expression of religious belief, the Army took no action against him. The US military still does not recognize Islamism within its ranks as a threat doctrine.
The photo at right is from a surveillance camera at a store that Hasan visited just before the shooting. Note that he is wearing traditional garb, in white, as he makes his rounds before his murder spree. Most Muslim men dressed this way do not go on killing sprees, but for a US Army officer to dress in such a manner while on post is highly irregular and should have been a red flag as an ideological statement.
In his powerpoint, Hasan defines “Islamist” in a way that both adherent and critic can largely agree with, that is, one who “advocates . . . Islamic political rule/Sharia law (i.e. No separation of Church and State)”.
As such, an Islamist by definition cannot legally serve in the US Armed Forces, because he cannot fulfill his pledge to uphold and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. By definition, Islamism is incompatible with, and hostile to, the US Constitution.
This example is an easy means of identifying a threat doctrine.
The Hasan powerpoint is not required for the final exam, but is provided here because several of you had expressed interest.