The aftermath of Fort Hood was really disheartening for me, not just because of the media’s reaction (like the article by people like NYU Professor Tunku Varadarajan saying that all Muslims are violent like Major Hasan, and that we are all just suppressing it until the time when we too, will “go Muslim” - as in “go postal.") What was even more disheartening to me was the reaction from Arab and Muslim organizations. I felt their tone was apologetic. And my question is, why do we have to represent this man, and why do we have to apologize for his actions? We wrote press releases labeling Hasan as “crazy” and assuring the country, “don’t worry America, we’re nothing like that ... we are good Muslims.” As Ali Eteraz says, instead of apologizing, we should be giving the finger to anyone who expects us to.