May 23, 2013

USA: Fort Hood Jihad, Er I Mean "Workplace Violence" Shooting Suspect Draws $278,000 In Jail While Soldier Victims Struggle For Pay

For those of you who don't know... Major Hasan's jihadi terrorist act on American soil on a US military base was deemed by our federal government to have been an act of "Workplace Violence". Meanwhile, Pres Obama murdered Anwar al-Awlaki and his son who was 16 years old, BOTH were American citizens, killed them in Yemen by dropping a bomb on them with a drone. Reason Obama claimed they were not allowed US constitutional due process for helping/encouraging Major Hasan's "jihadi terrorist" act. Now does that make any sense to you?!

 The Washington Times
written by Cheryl K. Chumley
Tuesday May 21, 2013

Just because Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooting suspect, is behind bars awaiting trial for the November 2009 shooting deaths of 13 doesn’t mean he isn’t making money.

The suspect continued to draw more than $278,000 in military salary, in line with Department of Defense policies that require pay to continue until a guilty verdict is rendered. Had Maj. Hasan, a psychiatrist, been a civilian employee working at the military base, his pay could have been suspended after seven days, NBC reported.

The shooting also injured 32. And while Maj. Hasan draws his officer-rank salary, those on the injured list he is suspected of shooting are fighting to get pay and medical benefits that normally are afforded combat wounded, NBC reported. That’s because the Army hasn’t classified the shooting as “combat-related,” an important designation that frees up combat pay coffers, NBC said. It also opens the doors to recognition of survivors and victims with the Purple Heart and retirement medical benefits.

Instead, the Army has called the Fort Hood shootings an act of “workplace violence,” NBC found.

The characterization “sickens me, absolutely sickens me,” said Army Spc. Logan Burnett, who was shot three times in the Fort Hood incident, NBC reported. “I don’t even know if I have the words to say. … You take three rounds and lose five good friends and watch seven other people get killed in front of you. Do you have another term that we can classify that as?”

Jihad Watch
written by Robert Spencer
Tuesday May 21, 2013

Rich on the kuffar dole.

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." -- Qur'an 9:29

As British jihadist Anjem Choudary said: "The normal situation is to take money from the kuffar. You work, give us the money, Allahu akbar."

"Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial," by Scott Friedman for, May 21 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty.

If Hasan had been a civilian defense department employee, NBC 5 Investigates has learned, the Army could have suspended his pay after just seven days.

Personnel rules for most civilian government workers allow for "indefinite suspensions" in cases "when the agency has reasonable cause to believe that the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed."

Meanwhile, more than three years later soldiers wounded in the mass shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat.

Retired Army Spc. Logan Burnett, a reservist who, in 2009, was soon to be deployed to Iraq, was shot three times when a gunman opened fire inside the Army Deployment Center.

“I honestly thought I was going to die in that building,” said Burnett. “Just blood everywhere and then the thought of -- that's my blood everywhere.”

Burnett nearly died. He's had more than a dozen surgeries since the shooting, and says post-traumatic stress still keeps him up at night.

Burnett is now fighting a new battle; only this one is against the U.S. Army.

The Army has not classified the wounds of the Ft. Hood victims as “combat related” and declines to label the shooting a “terrorist attack”, [sic]

The “combat related” designation is an important one, for without it Burnett and other shooting victims are not given combat-related pay, they are not eligible for Purple Heart retirement or medical benefits given to other soldiers wounded either at war or during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

As a result, Burnett, his wife Torey, and the families of other Fort Hood victims miss out on thousands of dollars of potential benefits and pay every year.

To Burnett the shooting felt like combat.

“You take three rounds and lose five good friends and watch seven other people get killed in front of you. Do you have another term that we can classify that as?” asked Burnett.

The Army has categorized the shooting as a case of “workplace violence.”

“Sickens me. Absolutely sickens me. Workplace violence? I don't even know if I have the words to say,” said Burnett...

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