“An appropriate recognition of their service and sacrifice.”
Until Friday, officials referred to the shooting at the base as “workplace violence,” not terrorism.
“In essence, what we have now is a recognition from the Pentagon of what the whole world knew right away, that this was an act of terror,” said Neal Sher, a lawyer for dozens of the victims. “I consider this event to be a major victory. I think it finally puts to rest the insulting and disingenuous insinuation that this was an incident of workplace violence.”
The victims of an Islamically inspired terror attack are finally recognised as casualties of the war of terror being waged against the West.
All it needs now is for the BBC to admit there is a war going on and not some ‘senseless tragedy’….
Mark Mardell famously denied that Major Nidal Hassan murdered 13 fellow soldiers in the name of Islam, that the murders were rather a ‘senseless tragedy’…
‘The alleged murderer was clearly a Muslim, but there is very little to suggest that he adhered to a hard-line interpretation of his religion or that he had political or religious motives.
Still, searching for patterns and for answers is part of what it is to be human. I loathe cliche, but perhaps, for once, this is a “senseless tragedy”, devoid of deeper meaning.’