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Fort Hood survivor responds to Hasan’s apology to Allah

One of the survivors of the mass shooting at Fort Hood responded Sunday to accused terrorist, Maj. Nidal Hasan’s, recent claim that the U.S. military is at war with Islam and his apology to Allah for his military service.

In a six-page statement to Fox News last Friday, Hasan wrote, in part:

I would like to begin by repenting to Almighty Allah and apologize to the (Mujahideen), the believers, and the innocent. I ask for their forgiveness and their prayers. I ask for their forgiveness for participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims, their religion and their lands

My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land.

Is this a war on Islam? You bet it is. I participated in it.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday morning, Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who was shot and survived the terrorist attack on Nov. 5, 2009, said Hasan was an “embarrassment” and that his words were “disrespectful to all men and women in uniform.”

Lunsford noted that Army psychiatrist Hasan had “two opportunities to resign his commission,” but did not.

“Major Hasan is using this trial as a platform, in my opinion, to rally others just like him to try to do things that are not in the correct manner towards our United States government,” Lunsford said.

Hasan is “trying to establish sympathy. He’s playing a game,” Lunsford continued. “[Hasan] is very intelligent and he already knows the end is near. He’s trying to do anything he can to avoid the death sentence.”

Hasan faces death or life in prison if convicted at his court martial set to begin on August 6.

Read more: “Fort Hood terrorist apologizes to Allah for his service in US Army

Watch the Fort Hood survivor respond to Hasan on Fox News here:

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