While there is a current controversy over how quickly President Obama called the attack on the US consulate in Libya a “terrorist” act, another similar scandal has simmered for nearly three years. In November 2009, a gunman yelled Allahu Akbar and opened fire in an Army processing center. He killed 14 people and wounded more than 30 more.
Despite his motivations and associations, his attack was classified as “workplace violence.”
As a result, the Soldiers wounded in that event and the families of those who were killed do not have access to resources restricted to those wounded or killed in combat or a terrorist event. More than 160 people associated with the event have released a video giving their view of why they believe it was a terrorist attack.