In March 2009, 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing of Ali Mansur, a known Muslim al-Qaida operative, in 2008 while serving in Iraq.
Behenna’s defense was that he killed Ali Mansur in self-defense and to prevent additional killing of American soldiers in his platoon. Behenna was quickly tried by a military court and found guilty. Behenna’s commander-in-chief, silent.
In November 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas, Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, allegedly shot to death 13 American soldiers and wounded 32 other Americans. Hasan is still awaiting trial. Hasan’s commander-in-chief called it work stress violence.
Difference between the above cases?
Behenna, an American, was on combat duty and was in a combat zone when only one person was killed without any known witnesses.
Hasan, a Muslim-American, was not on combat duty nor was he in a hostile area when 13 people were killed and 32 others were wounded in front of 300 known witnesses.
Shortly after, President Barack Obama traveled around the country predicting extreme hardship on Americans because of his sequester idea, his newly appointed secretary of defense announced that the U.S will give the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Government $250 million of our hard-earned tax dollars.
President Obama recently appointed two devout Muslims to high Homeland Security posts; Arif Alikhan as assistant secretary for policy development and Kareem Shora, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as a member of the Homeland Security Council.
Is it Obama’s charisma, or because Obama is the first African-American president, that many dismiss his pro-Muslim policies? Fact remains, Americans are not as important to him. Not even those in combat.