Once in these programs, these students are not held to the same standards as other students, either academically or in terms of their social behavior, and they can pretty much get away with anything.
Universities do this both out of sympathy - for those who hate us the most, for anti-Semites, and for other leftists - and for Saudi money. It's part some sort of cultural affirmative action program, part prostitution. India has a vastly superior educational system to every Arab country, yet universities are not crawling with Indian Muslims. Saudi money, or the hope of it, is exchanged for hijrah tickets furnished by universities, hence the "racket" designation.
You didn't think the Saudis shelled out all that money just for a tacit understanding that certain cartoons would not be printed, did you?
It appears that we have a very similar problem to the Arab student visa racket in our military, which I called immediately as soon as I heard about the Ft. Hood massacre, especially after I had seen Hasan's writings.
On Sunday evening, a ranking officer in Hasan's medical chain of command raced to cover her butt. Asked why the killer was promoted to major after receiving career-killer performance reviews at Walter Reed, the officer claimed that Hasan faced the same promotion board requirements as everyone else.What I don't understand is why the military does this. Universities are panhandlers, always looking for a handout, but the military? Why would they allow this? They are not in line for a huge donation from a Saudi prince.
Liar, liar, uniform on fire: A dirty big secret in our Army has been that officers' promotion boards have quotas for minorities. We don't call them quotas, of course. But if a board doesn't hit the floor numbers, its results are held up until the list has been corrected. It's almost impossible for the Army's politically correct promotion system to pass over a Muslim physician.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, one of the few lawmakers willing to whisper the word "terrorism," needs to call the officers who sat on Hasan's promotion board before the Senate, put them under oath, then ask if Hasan made major because of minority-quota requirements.
This corrupt (and now deadly) affirmative-action system does a severe disservice to the bulk of minority officers, who make the grade on quality and professionalism. It leaves other officers wondering if the new guy who just showed up in the unit is a "real" officer or an affirmative-action baby.
But soldiers who happen to be Muslims must be subject to the same level of scrutiny and discipline as those of other faiths.
One the one hand, the Army obviously held Hasan to low academic standards. It is clear that he was not doctor material. I'm just talking about his English skills and the fact that he gave a presentation on Islam and jihad during an environmental health class. People who write at second-grade level and use class presentations to spout off about crazy stuff don't ordinarily make it to the very top of the educational ladder, unless they're Arab, in which case they are usually given carte blanche.
On the other hand, there is the fact that the military knew that he was a dangerous jihadi for at least two years. His colleagues repeatedly spoke up, only to be repeatedly rebuked or dismissed by their superiors.
Hasan not only got by academically, but got promoted to major militarily.
The military not only provides free education to the academically inferior, but career advancement to those who are dedicated to destroying us. What, conceivably, would the Army not have tolerated from Hasan? What is going on in our military?
Those quotas to which Ralph Peters refers in the excerpted section above are racial ones. The military has no Muslim quota, but it sounds like it has an Arab quota.
The military actually actively recruits from among American Arab communities, which seems a bit odd, but benign, so long as a good screening process is in place, they get rid of the bad apples, and they hold everyone to the same standards.
Our intelligence community also recruits in Arab American communities, which is possibly even more terrifying, although it does explain why emails to al-Qaeda were dismissed as coursework and a known jihadi was allowed to slide as an Army officer.
This is the precious diversity regarded as invaluable to General Casey. If Hasan serves as an example, unity and cohesiveness are not so important, just sheer numbers of people belonging to certain racial groups.
"He was very vocal about being a Muslim first and holding Shari'a law above the Constitution," this officer recalls. When fellow students asked, "How can you be an officer and hold to the Constitution?," the officer says, Hasan would "get visibly upset — sweaty and nervous — and had no good answers." This medical doctor would speak only anonymously because his commanders have ordered him not to talk about Hasan, he says.And he did. He probably gave him an A.
This officer says he was so surprised when Hasan gave a talk about "the war on terror being a war on Islam" that he asked the lieutenant colonel running the course what Hasan's presentation had to do with health care. "I raised my hand and asked, 'Why are you letting this go on — this has nothing to do with environmental health.' The course director said, 'I'm just going to let him go.' "
12 soldiers and first responders, plus a baby, died for racial quotas. If this is diversity, count me out.