After all the speculation about the sniper terrorizing
Maryland and Virginia, at last we have some cold hard facts. He is a Muslim. He
converted to Islam 17 years ago. He changed his name to John Muhammad. He
belonged to Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. He cheered the terrorist attack
of Sept. 11. He registered his getaway vehicle with the DMV on the anniversary
of Sept. 11 � writing down the time of registration as 8:52 a.m.
Naturally, therefore, the mainstream media have decided
the crucial, salient fact about sniper John Muhammad is that he is a Gulf War
veteran. Thus, the New York Times described the snipers as: “John Allen
Muhammad, 41, a Gulf War veteran, and John Lee Malvo, 17, a Jamaican.”
They are now hot on the trail of whether Osama bin Laden
ever served with the U.S. military in the Gulf War.
After listening to the media’s coverage, I have been worried that since I
served in the Navy during the Gulf War (pushing a desk at NAS Pax River, MD), I
will start to develop anti-US tendencies and go on a killing spree.