Right after the Fort Hood shooting, the New York Times had this to say:
In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.
President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”
…until investigations are complete, no one can begin to imagine what could possibly have motivated this latest appalling rampage.
With this, those who continue to maintain that Nidal Malik Hasan’s browsing jihadist sites, disdainful attitude towards infidels, and shouting “Allahu akhbar!” as he opened fire are relevant to the investigation of his motives have been thoroughly refuted (you racists).
So what did drive Major Hasan to his acts of violence? Was it, as some have suggested, post-traumatic stress disorder? Pre-traumatic since he never actually set foot in a war zone? Second-hand traumatic from listening to the accounts of his front-line colleagues?
I believe we now have a conclusive answer.
From the New York Times again, right after the Tucson shooting:
[I]t is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.
There you have it. I solemnly conclude that Major Hasan must have been triggered by those hate-mongers Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and all the haters at Fox News and Tea Parties filling the air with their diatribes and gunsight crosshairs.
They probably also set off those otherwise average joes Zacarias Moussaoui, John Allen Muhammad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Faisal Shahzad and Muhammad Hussain who otherwise have TOTALLY nothing in common.
Shame on you all! (I mean you hate-filled right wingers, not you unfairly smeared peace-loving religionists.) (Which is also not to say that they have religion in common, nosiree.)
Glad to say that SheikYeMami agrees with my conclusions. Now aren’t you all glad we dodged that idiot Palin in ’08?
PS. Another case of “What could possibly have triggered him to scream Allahu Akhbar and go nuts?” which the media are clueless to guess (to the point where they chuck out the Allahu Akhbar part), but which I – in my enlightened liberal-style wisdom – shall attribute to the maddening influence of Sarah Palin.
Michelle Malkin also hints at the Tea Party being at fault too… Those cads!