Muslim Major Hasan distributed Qurans and his card, calling infidels to convert to Islam before his jihad. He had a productive day. The media and political elite's response has been one of America's most shameful moments.
This photograph taken on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 in Killeen, Texas, shows a copy of the Quran and a briefcase holding this business card that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gave to his neighbor a day before going on a shooting spree at the Base. (AP
Hat tip Richard, who points out, "he gave his landlord notice two weeks prior to that he would be . I think that fact alone pretty neatly counters the claims that he simply 'snapped'."
FORT HOOD, Texas— As if going , Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and called another to thank him for his friendship _ common courtesies and routines of the departing soldier.
Actually, it was in preparation for the jihadi to meet his 72 virgins. He was going to meet allah, which he screamed in arabic during his mass killing spree.
examined Hasan's computer, his home and his garbage Friday to learn what motivated the suspect, who lay in a coma, shot four times in the frantic bloodletting. Hospital officials said some of the wounded had extremely serious injuries and might not survive.
The 39-year-old Army psychiatrist emerged as a study in contradictions: a polite man who stewed with discontent, a counselor who needed to be counseled himself, healer now suspected of cutting down the fellow soldiers he was sworn to help.
[...]. A recent classmate said Hasan once gave a jarring presentation to students in which he argued the was a war against Islam, and "made himself a lightning rod for things" when he felt his religious beliefs were challenged.
Investigators were trying to piece together how and why Hasan allegedly gunned down his comrades in the worst case of violence on a military base in the U.S. The rampage unfolded at a center where some 300 unarmed soldiers were lined up for vaccines and .
Soldiers reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" _ an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" _ before opening fire Thursday, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the post commander. He said officials had not confirmed Hasan made the comment.
asking why this happened, and the answer is that we simply do not know."
The 30 wounded were dispersed among hospitals in central Texas. W. Roy Smythe, chairman of surgery at Scott and White Memorial Hospital, said several patients were still at "significant risk" of losing their lives. Army briefers told lawmakers in Washington eight other people were treated at a hospital for stress and trauma.
The dead included a who was preparing to return home, a man who quit a furniture company job to join the military about a year ago, a newlywed who had served in Iraq and a woman who had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.