06 November 2009

Nidal Hasan and sacrifice vs suicide bombing

The NYT Lede Blog discovers something that is tentatively attributed to the Fort Hood murderer, psychiatrist turned killer:

There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them.
Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.
Whether the quote above belongs to the murderer or not, suffice to read this poisonous "essay" and to see how a twisted mind (be it the major who swallows the bait or the "scholar" who creates it) equals an act of self-sacrifice that saves human lives to an act of self-sacrifice that destroys human lives. No need for further analysis.