Let us now praise the hero whose actions prevented Naser Abdo from mounting a copycat attack on Fort Hood, as Abdo is alleged to have been plotting. Who was this hero?

The hero is not a member of the military, which is committed to a dangerous form of multiculturalism that obliges them to look the other way when warning signs flash.  

Basedon a story in the Washington Post, I’m betting there were a lot of ignored signals. The Post story quotes an official at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which works with many Muslims in the military, who rejected Abdo’s request for help in obtaining Conscientious Objector status on the basis of a single telephone conversation:

“He was very anti-American, anti-Western, anti-Army,” said [Zachari] Klawonn, in a phone interview from Morocco, where he is on vacation. “There was something off about his demeanor. I said it would not be wise to take this guy on as a client.”

If Naser’s loyalties were clear to Mr. Klawonn, who had never actually met him, don’t you imagine that they were no secret on the base? Indeed, a soldier who served with Naser said on television the other night (sorry, I can’t remember more details) that Naser said things to indicate he was not loyal to the United State. But nobody acted on them.

There are no heroes in the mainstream media. Here is a CNN Headline News interview with Naser from 2010. The reporter makes a feeble attempt to press Naser on why he enlisted in the military knowing that we are at war in Muslim majority countries. But basically the story lionizes this courageous Muslim standing up to the U.S. military.  

So who was the hero? The gun dealer. He did not ignore warning signs. When Abdo asked alarming questions, he called the authorities. He seems to have been the only person in this sorry saga who acted responsibly and with concern for the welfare of others. He also showed that it’s not more gun-control laws we need–it’s more citizens who act responsibly.