Gingrich outraged Ft. Hood shooting not considered terrorism

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich expressed his outrage that Maj. Nidal Hassan has yet to be tried four years after the Ft. Hood shooting the Army labeled a case of “workplace violence.”

Gingrich sat with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday night and discussed the shooting that he said was clearly an “act of terrorism.”

“When somebody jumps up and yells allahu akbar, you probably know they don’t belong to the local Rotary Club, and they’re probably not complaining about the local garbage dump,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich told Blitzer the military justice system is “lawyer-driven” and “sick.”

We have two sicknesses here: An intellectual sickness in our national security system that doesn’t want to admit this was an act of terrorism. The Army bent over backwards to pretend this was a workplace incident. This is not a workplace incident. There is no conceivable belief on the planet that this man happened to randomly snap. He had studied to do this.

BizPac Review reported on March 30 that the “Department of Defense is attempting to block legislation that would award the Purple Heart to the heroes from the Fort Hood shooting, claiming that “labeling the attack terrorism” would hurt the prosecution of Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Watch more from Gingrich via CNS News here:


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