To the Editor:
There was no surprise upon hearing the verdict of the trial of Nidal Hasan. Perhaps the only surprise was the time it took to issue such verdict.
As the sentencing phase unfolds, citizens are reacting and dealing with various emotions.
As Christians, we must think clearly and speak carefully of the man, the trial and treatment.
Hasan planned and marched to the voices of hate in the mind of radical Islam.
Much of the world has engaged an enemy who would rather destroy everything than tolerate anything. Conventional warfare will never end its tirade against all things Western.
We will never stop the violence until we stop the hate that empowers it. Hate is the world’s fiercest despot. Hate always kills.
It has united more countries and claimed more lives than any one tyrant. And unless we start examining the enemy of our souls more than the enemy of our shores, hate will soon raise its own flag over our land.
Who will do so in order that we not become the very one we’re trying to defeat?
Preston G. Atkinson