November 9th, 2009

tv // x-files // mulder wtf

More on Hasan, wanna-be suicide bomber

According to Nidal Hasan's former classmates...

"There were all sorts of ... comments made throughout the year that made me question his loyalty to the United States, but nothing was done," said Finnell, who recalled one class during which Hasan gave a presentation justifying homicide bombings...

"He was a lightning rod. He made his views known and he was very vocal, he had extremely radical jihadist views," Finnell said. "When you're a military officer you take an oath to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.

"They should've confronted him — our professors, officers — but they were too concerned about being politically correct."...

Finnell recalled Hasan telling his classmates and professors, "I'm a Muslim first and I hold the Shariah, the Islamic Law, before the United States Constitution."

He recalled one time when his classmates were giving presentations in an environmental health class on topics like soil and water contamination and the effects of mold. When it was Hasan's turn, he said, he got up in front of the class and began to speak about his chosen topic, "Is the War on Terror a war on Islam?"

Finnell says he raised his hand. "I asked the professor, "What does this topic have to do with environmental health?"

"When he was challenged on his views, Hasan became visibly upset. He became sweaty, he was emotional."

But let's not jump to any conclusions.
etc // poe // i c what u did

Watching V, and it made me laugh

"The world's in bad shape, Father. Who wouldn't welcome a savior right now? ... Under the right conditions and with enough time, gratitude can morph into worship, or worse... devotion."

"The Vs? They call it spreading hope."

"Just be sure not to ask anything that might paint us in a negative light... Don't ask us any questions that would portray us negatively. Ask ones like you did when we first met."

"Oh, I think there's a mistake. I'm a journalist. It's my job to ask questions, even if they make the other person uncomfortable."

"That was not my understanding."

"I'm afraid I don't have a choice."

"This interview is now cancelled."

"I swear I'll be fair."

"You'll need to be more than fair if you want to proceed. We can't be seen in a negative light... This interview would elevate your career, wouldn't it, Mr. Decker? Don't you want to elevate your career?"

"We want to provide complete medical services to all."

"You're talking about universal healthcare."

"I believe that's what you call it, yes."

"By the time people figure this out, it'll be too late. They'll take over."

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"Compromising one's principles for the greater good is not a shameful act. It's a noble one."

"They're arming themselves with the most powerful weapon out there... devotion."

Bwahaha. This show will be worth watching just for moments like those.
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