Monday, November 09, 2009

Weapons of Mass Destruction

For better or worse, Subway and Dunkin' Donuts are the big franchises here in New York. Unfortunately for the men and women at Fort Hood, places like Guns Galore -- where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan liked to get his frequent customer card punched -- are equally popular in the great state of Texas. While I would never sympathize with a cold-blooded killer, reading the reports of how Hasan was relentlessly taunted for being Muslim by his fellow servicemembers -- one guy put a diaper in his car, saying, “That’s your headdress,” one reportedly drew a camel on his car and wrote under it, “Camel jockey, get out!”and yet another keyed his car for having an ALLAH IS LOVE bumper sticker -- what I will say is this: Words can be weapons too, and can seriously harm people. And just because they should, not everyone is mentally equipped to just let it roll off. A horrific lesson that will undoubtedly go unnoticed by the bullies of the world and was paid for by what were likely a group of people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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