Report: FBI Did Not Investigate Fort Hood Shooter Due to Political Correctness Despite Clear Warning Signs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on a new report about the terrorist attack.
In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told The Associated Press Wednesday after he was briefed on the findings of a new review of the attack.
The review was done by former FBI Director William Webster and was more than two years in the making. FBI Director Robert Mueller asked that Webster conduct an independent review, and the bureau is expected to release an unclassified version this week.
If political correctness prevented the FBI from doing its job here, then why should we just assume that the charges of Islamic infiltration into our govt. are baseless? How many more times are we going to ignore the people who try to warn against imminent threats only to have to admit they were right after innocent Americans die? And when will we start putting the people responsible for not stopping these threats in jail?