I guess we should not be surprised by this tactic, as the alleged “religion of peace” and bombs go hand in hand. However, reports are that there have been bomb threats made against the county courthouse in Texas, where Ft. Hood jihadist Major Nidal Hasan is jailed, unless his demands are met.
The Houston Chronicle reports,
After the Wednesday morning call that mentioned Maj. Nidal Hasan, law officers evacuated the historic courthouse and Bell County Justice Center, but found nothing after searching extensively with bomb-sniffing dogs, Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange said. The jail was put on lockdown.
Employees were allowed back inside the buildings a few hours later. The time that the caller said the bomb would explode at the courthouse had long expired, said city of Belton spokesman Paul Romer.
Bell County has a contract with nearby Fort Hood to house all of its defendants, including Hasan, because the Army post does not have holding facilities. Lange said this was the first threat related to Hasan, and it came a day after a military judge who reviewed the security plans for Hasan’s murder trial said she was unaware of any threat to any individual or group.
Hasan has made no demands of the jail staff, Lange said.
KDH News adds:
The Belton Police Department received a call from a man who said he would detonate an explosive device “if Hasan doesn’t get what he asks for,” according to a statement from Bell County Judge Jon Burrows.
The threat forced the evacuation of the Justice Center Complex on Loop 121 and the County Courthouse in downtown Belton.
Authorities from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and Killeen Police Department swept the complex with bomb-sniffing dogs but didn’t find an explosive device, Bell County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Donnie Adams said.
The threat was made via phone and lasted approximately 30 seconds, mentioning a time frame when the bomb would be detonated. The deadline had passed before officers finished their sweep of the courthouse.
While no demands have been made from Hasan in jail and no demands have been placed before the court, one wonders if the demands being referred to are those which are a part of his defense; namely his claim that his actions were “defending the Taliban.”
In other words, is it possible that this is simply pushing the idea that the Qur’an teaches that America is ‘making mischief’ in Muslim lands and that the demand, like that of Lee Rigby’s killer, is the same? Time will tell, but I say don’t even think about giving in to the demands of these savages.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.