Friday, November 06, 2009

Please Offer Prayers For The Victims and families at Fort Hood

I didn't blog on this last night because there was so many rumours and mis-information. I wanted to wait until the dust settled. At the time of the shootings I was following the story on twitter. Twitter is where you want to be when something like this happens, because you get the news before the TV news announces it. It's amazing really. But you also get a lot of mis-information.

I basically always go with what Jake Tapper at ABC News twitters. He always twitters what has been confirmed, so I trust him. It's also fascinating to read tweets from where a story is occuring. I was reading lots of tweets from people in Fort Hood who were on lock down. Many didn't know where their husbands were and were scared. It was a way for us to comfort those people and let them know we were praying for them. I really like that about twitter. It may be the best thing about it.

It seems to be the act of someone who snapped. We can all speculate or dissect the reasons, but in the end one has to be crazy, in my opinion, to kill innocent people in a rampage. There is no justification for it.

MySanAntonio reported:

An imam who was the former leader of a Maryland mosque Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended said he was stunned when he heard about Thursday’s shootings.

Faizul Khan of Silver Spring knew Hasan for 10 years and described him as a reserved and polite person with a great sense of humor. The two lost touch when Hasan left Maryland about a year ago, Khan said.

He said Hasan visited the mosque nearly every day to pray and that they often spoke about religious matters.

Hasan was active in the Muslim community and he even registered in a matrimonial service the mosque provides to search for a wife, Khan said.

Khan said he was shocked and dismayed to find the person suspected in the incident was his old friend.

“I keep asking what could have made him do something like that? I was stunned and very surprised,” he said.

Khan said he wanted people to understand Islam condemns the killing of innocent people.

The irony. Right?