Holder and Islamic terrorism

The upcoming trial of Ft. Hood terrorist should be a teachable moment for Eric Holder who earlier stated this.

Attorney General Eric Holder hesitated to answer whether radical Islam was even a motivating factor for the individuals responsible for the Fort Hood shooting, the attempted Christmas Day bombing and the attempted Times Square attack.

“There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions,” Holder told the House Judiciary Committee. “One, I think just look at each individual case. We are in the process how of talking to Mr. (Faisal) Shahzad to try to understand what it is that drove him to take the action.”

Now that Nidal Hasan has been given the opportunity to represent himself things should get interesting.

Nidal Hasan can represent himself at trial, raising specter of jihadist rants

The judge in the Nidal Hasan murder trial ruled Monday that he can represent himself at trial. Hasan’s only motivation is likely a desire to use the trial as an ideological platform, legal experts say.

In his court statement today he stated the following.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009.

All this while Holder and Obama were trying to convince us that this was a simple case of “workplace violence”.