Fort Hood Prayers

On this day during the blogosphere event to BlogBlast for Peace; the need to 'Unite for Peace' is thrust into the realms of reality as News about the Fort Hood, Texas U.S. Army post shootings pierce the hearts of humanity. With an onset of minimal data released to the public, some people fear the worse. 12 people dead, 31 or more wounded.

NowPublic: ...The alleged gunman killedwounded on the scene was identified as Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

The shooting took place at the Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers enter and leave the base to go to and come home from war, and a Theatre Field Complex on the base.

President Obama held a news conference on the shooting saying that "my immediate thought and prayers are with the wounded and the fallen" and he asks all Americans "to keep the men and women of Fort Hood in your prayers".

Unfortunately; some associate the "alleged gunman's" last name with a possible National threat:

The Huffington Post: It was not immediately clear whether Nidal Malik Hasan was, in fact, a Muslim, though reports surfaced that he had converted to the religion late in life.

msnbc: 'Islamic groups were also quick to condemn the killing after it became clear that the suspected shooter was Muslim. The Council of American-Islamic Relations issued a statement calling it a "cowardly" attack.'

It clearly appears though that Hasan, born in Arlington, Virginia; was upset about being deployed to Iraq:

NPR: Hasan was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being sent to Texas in July. He was apparently upset about being scheduled to deploy overseas, according to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, who told Fox News that she was told he may have been targeting specific individuals.

Let our thoughts and Prayers beckon to all during this sorrowful occurrence. May we continue to stress, to post, to educate about the need for Peace in hopes of one day achieving such.

November 5, 2009

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4 Comments With Humanity:

Karen Jo said...

It is a terrible tragedy and only points up the necessity to end all wars as soon as possible. I truly hope that this incident doesn't stir up any more hatred.

ndpthepoetress - Jeane Michelle Culp said...

Hello Karen Jo of Kitty Limericks, Thank You for commenting. You make a good point about "the necessity to end all wars as soon as possible". I hope people will recognize the tragic actions of one individual does not necessarily reflect that of all nationalities. For truly yes, there is enough hatred already in the World.

Mimi Lenox said...

What a horrible situation and sad day for our Nation. Thank you for weaving peace into this tragedy and causing us to think "hope" in the face of it. We must. We must continue to hope for peace - even when we are staring at the opposite.

ndpthepoetress - Jeane Michelle Culp said...

Thank you Mimi Lenox, yes indeed; "We must continue to hope for peace - even when we are staring at the opposite."

And Thank You Mimi Lenox for all you do for Peace.

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