Classifying Fort Hood terror attack as ‘workplace violence’ stripped victims from benefits
This is really criminal folks. It is not just a matter of semantics. There are things you can do and I encourage you to do so — something like this would not happen in Israel and it damn sure shouldn’t happen in the U.S.
By classifying the Al Qaeda acolyte who murdered and injured both soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood as simply engaging in an act of “workplace violence,” it is despicable but almost small potatoes that those who fell and the heroes, some of whom were shot multiple times themselves, who brought him down and risked their lives to save others are ineligible for the Purple Heart award. Far bigger is the fact that the families of the dead, and those who were shot but survived, have been denied the financial benefits they would be eligible for if it were correctly classified as an act of terrorism. These soldiers fell in the line of duty but those who survived are denied the financial help with medical bills they would be due if it were classified as such, children who lost parents are denied the financial benefits they would receive if their parent fell on a battlefield; Survivors, heroes, and families of the fallen are denied the mental health services they would receive if this were classified as a terrorist attack.
And to anyone with even a molecule of a brain, this was clearly a terrorist attack and not just workplace violence.
Please go to the Truth About Fort Hood and sign the petition to have this horrific event correctly re-classified as a terrorist attack. Write to your Congressperson. Do not let it be said that you simply stood by in the face of a horrific injustice.