After an initial burst of proposed congressional inquiries into the Fort Hood massacre, one hearing has been held and it was unable to delve into the attack's specifics. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) is demanding his colleagues place more intense scrutiny on the attack and other recent episodes of homegrown terror.
In an op-ed piece published in Thursday's Washington Times, Hoekstra contrasted the diminishing profile on Nidal Malik Hasan's shooting spree to the near obsession with a Virginia couple who crashed a White House state dinner:
"How can it be that the House Committee on Homeland Security has launched an investigation and called hearings within a week to look into the couple who crashed a recent White House state dinner, yet a month after Fort Hood there has yet to be a single congressional hearing into the Fort Hood attack?"
Noting terror plots broken up by law enforcement in New York Chicago, North Carolina and elsewhere this year alone, Hoekstra said there is insufficient knowledge about how people in the U.S. are radicalized and how potential terrorists are funded. He's also concerned by "a troubling refusal by Obama officials to acknowledge that the [Fort Hood] shooting likely was an act of homegrown terrorism."
Hoekstra likely won't be happy to read this report that a ranking official at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has been lecturing soldiers at Fort Hood on Islam.
ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator last year's successful Hamas-support prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. It is included among members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.
Louay Safi, the man reportedly instructing U.S. soldiers on Islam, has had a series of interactions with U.S.-based Palestinian terrorist supporters. Read more about that here.