Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Friday, November 06, 2009

I've been sorting through my thoughts on yesterday's premeditated murder of 13 at Ft. Hood (one of the posts where I served during my time in the Texas Army National Guard). The perpetrator of this heinous act was a devout Muslim who was motivated by his religious objections to our military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. And in fact, he uttered words of religious fervor as he opened fire. It really could have been a lone wolf nut who was disenchanted with some form of rejection, someone going "postal." But it was not. It was instead an act of terror. Disconnected, perhaps, from any link or conspiracy with Al-Qaeda or other such groups, but an act in great concord with their doctrines and aims. I am sure that many a devout Muslim rejoiced at the breaking news yesterday. Ralph Peters, a journalist writing for the New York Post hits the nail on the head when he talks about our political correctness allowing for this kind of mass murder. I could not agree more completely, and it's what came to mind immediately as I digested the full story to this point. We can't be tolerant of those who hate our country, our principles, our freedoms, our Christian foundations, and our friendship with Israel. There is room for measured conversation; there is no room whatsoever for intent to do harm as a fundamental religious belief, and those who have those beliefs, and promote those beliefs, must go, even if we hurt their feelings.

Here's Peters' article: New York Post.