3/11/2013

Fact Check: Rumour of Nidal Hassan Receiving Medal and Promotion in Jail False

Posted by Brian


A rumor circulating on the internet that the Fort Hood shooter, and islamist known as Maj. Nidal Hassan, was promoted and awarded the medal of honor is false.

Islamist Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hassan
A parody site known as the Duffel Blog, a military version of The Onion, is responsible for the original story.  Apparently, some who read the story took it as fact, and became incensed, which would have been understandable had the story been true.

If you see this story on a social site (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.), inform the poster and others that this story is false and originated from a parody site.

There are plenty of real stories with which to discredit this Administration and the leftists.  A fake story being knowingly, or unknowingly, disseminated as true only hurts our ability to make the fact-based case against the Progressives in our midst.

RUMOR CHECK: WAS FT. HOOD SHOOTER NIDAL HASAN PROMOTED, GIVEN A MEDAL IN JAIL?
Mar. 11, 2013 11:30am Mytheos Holt

Could an obscure military regulation really have led to the infamous Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, being not just promoted, but awarded the medal of honor?

Certainly, at least some people think so, given the existence of a new viral rumor to precisely that effect. What is worse is that there appears (that’s a key word, but more on that later) to be at least one military news site substantiating the rumor — specifically, the Duffel Blog. From their article on the subject:
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