Ft. Hood shooter asks to be ‘citizen’ of Islamic State

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(RNS) "I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State," Nidal Hasan said in the handwritten, two-page document.

  • Fran

    I rather be an earthly subject or citizen of God’s kingdom or heavenly government, which was the major theme of Jesus’ preaching and teachings (Matthew 4:17; 24:14) when he was on earth.

    God’s kingdom will soon intervene in man’s affairs and put an end to all human governments (Daniel 2:44) as well as all the terrible conditions we now face, including destruction of all wicked ones (Psalm 37:10,11). It will rule with righteousness, love and justice (Isaiah 11:1-9).

    It will also put an end to all sickness and disease, old age and death (Revelation 21:1-4), things which imperfect men and human governments cannot do.

    What a marvelous future meek mankind has to look forward to !! 😀

  • gilhcan

    This extremely sad story is proof that religion can be debilitating to psyches and cause unbelievable suffering for others at the hands of sick believers. Even psychiatrists are not immune from severe psychological damage that has so often been expressed in the name of every religious persuasion throughout the history of those beliefs.

  • gilhcan

    Sadly, your pretensions to know so much, equal to claimed divinity, is the same kind of mental distortion that has caused inhuman horrors in the name of religion throughout its history.

  • Doc Anthony

    Actually, Fran’s beliefs appear to be consistent with Jehovah’s Witness theology, and while I don’t agree with most of their theology, (it’s not Christian), they DO have a pretty good record of NOT having any “inhuman horrors” on their track record.

    So you might as well give them credit for that much, because if you’re an Atheist, then YOUR religion (atheism) has got plenty of “inhuman horrors” — ultimately several millions of ’em, not counting the ongoing horror-show in China — to account for.

  • Jay

    They are Christians. They believe that Jesus Christ sacrifice and faith in that sacrfice are essential for salvation.

  • Fran


    Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not get involved in wars or politics because of our stand and support for God’s heavenly government. We still make mistakes but always ask God for forgiveness of our sins through his son, Jesus, based on his ransom sacrifice for all imperfect mankind.

    We also do try to be footstep followers of Jesus, following his example (by preaching the good news of God’s kingdom) and exercising faith in him; however, our whole-souled worship goes to his Father and our Heavenly Father, Jehovah God.

  • Fran


    I am not trying to be pretentious but am sharing good news that is found in God’s Word, the Bible. That “good news” can give so many people hope in this troubled world.

    The Scriptures I cited can be read by anyone interested in knowing what is said in their own Bible; or they might have never looked into the Bible before and might be moved to look into it! 😀

    The Bible contains the answers to important questions, such as where we came from, why this world is in so much anguish at the present time, and what the future for humans and our planet is, very good news!!

  • Larry

    JW’s usually save their bad behavior for members of their own group. The exception being when they make dangerously stupid remarks in public about the necessity of blood transfusions for others.

    They are notoriously insular, rigid and prone to ostracizing members for arbitrary and capricious reasons.

    Doc, Christianity’s body count is higher than all communist dictators combined and would require an entire century without Christians present to catch up.

  • Religion – A set of immoral, divisive beliefs
    which cannot be treated as 100% true
    or the result would be mass murder:

    “Slay Them” (Surah) Q’uran
    “Execute them in front of me” – Jesus (Luke 19:27, from the Parable of the Minas)
    “Kill unbelievers” – Yahweh (Torah)

    Religion must be abandoned. Humanity needs to try peace for its own sake.

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, R.N.

    Oh Max–Are you truly happy? Get to know the true God and He will reveal His love to you.

    Hate comes from the evil one.

    Blessings, Max!

  • @Sister Geraldine Marie,

    I Hate what you Hate:

    child rape
    all other rape

    Your Jesus advocates all of that. I do not.
    How do you manage your uncivilized contradictions?

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, R.N.

    Max, where do you get your ideas from?! Certainly someone has influenced you badly and left deep scars. It isn’t religion, per se, that is wrong, only some of the people who “practice” it.
    Turn to God, my friend, and allow Him to heal you.
    Many blessings!

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, R.N.

    As for this man who killed in the name of Allah (who is not God), why is he even given access to the news?

  • @Sister,

    You ask, “where do you get your ideas from?!”

    The Bible, of course :

    “Save the virgins for RAPE” – (Num 31:18)
    “enslave people who surrender” – (Deut. 20:10)
    “Ok, to whip your slaves severely” – JESUS (Luke 12:47-48)
    “Sell your daughter for sex money” – (Exodus 21:7)
    “Kill your neighbor” – (Jer 48:10)
    “Kill unruly children” – JESUS (Matthew 15:3)
    “Prepare for battle, buy a sword” – JESUS (Luke 22:36-37)
    “I shall NEVER forgive you” – JESUS (Matthew 25:46)
    “Kill your loved ones for me,” – God” (Judges 11:30-1, 34-5)
    “Women should not lust for PENIS” – (Ezekiel 23:20)

    I hope you can see that if I reach out for ‘God’
    I am only asking a serial killer to come and visit me.

    I’m glad there is no reason to believe he is real.

  • @Sister,

    “Allah (who is not God)..”

    How do you know? What is your argument?
    You have no evidence for Jesus – at least, no more than Muslims have for Allah.

    FAITH is your argument.
    It is the same as the Muslim’s.
    You have no argument – and neither do the Muslims.

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