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Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

March 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon missed chances to prevent the shooting at the Navy Yard last September, an internal review of the incident found.
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Hasan asked for Bible, clock while preparing for Fort Hood defense

Hasan asked for Bible, clock while preparing for Fort Hood defense

FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Nidal Hasan, convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, massacre, made 21 requests while awaiting court-martial, including a Bible, KXAS-TV, Dallas, reported.

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Congress mulling Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act

Congress mulling Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act

FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. legislation to give Fort Hood, Texas, massacre victims the same status as the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack victims is being mulled, a representative said.
Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan forcibly shaved on death row

Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan forcibly shaved on death row

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Officials said Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan was shaved after his move to death row and Texas legislators proposed a new compensation bill for shooting victims.
Taliban respond to Bales, Nidal sentences

Taliban respond to Bales, Nidal sentences

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The death sentence for Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hassan and life in prison for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales shows the true face of U.S. justice, the Taliban said.

Hasan taken to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Convicted Fort Hood, Texas, mass killer Nidal Hasan has been transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he will sit on the military's only death row.

Hasan gets death penalty for Fort Hood massacre

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A military panel Wednesday sentenced Army Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the Fort Hood, Texas, mass shooting.
Hasan offers no motive for shooting rampage at sentencing hearing

Hasan offers no motive for shooting rampage at sentencing hearing

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, convicted in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, bypassed his last chance to explain his actions at his sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Fort Hood victims' kin testify at Hasan sentencing

Fort Hood victims' kin testify at Hasan sentencing

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan's sentencing hearing began Monday at Fort Hood, Texas, with emotional testimony from relatives of those killed in the 2009 massacre.
Military panel finds Hasan guilty of murder in Fort Hood shooting

Military panel finds Hasan guilty of murder in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A military jury Friday convicted Army Maj. Nidal Hasan of premeditated murder and premeditated attempted murder in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, massacre.
Hasan makes no closing statement in Fort Hood massacre court-martial

Hasan makes no closing statement in Fort Hood massacre court-martial

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, declined to make a closing argument at his court-martial Thursday.

Hasan declines to present defense in Fort Hood shooting

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan declined to present a defense Wednesday after prosecutors rested in his military trial for the 2009 Fort Hood massacre.
Fort Hood gunman emailed Army superiors about concerns

Fort Hood gunman emailed Army superiors about concerns

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Army superiors received emails from Maj. Nidal Hasan days before he opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 32 others, a lawyer said.

Judge in Hasan case rules out evidence of early extremism

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Presentations that may have shown sympathy to Islamic extremism were ruled inadmissible Monday in Maj. Nidal Hasan's Fort Hood, Texas, court-martial Monday.
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Major Nidal Malik Hasan, USA (born September 8, 1970) is an American Army officer who is the sole suspect in the November 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting, which occurred less than a month before he would have deployed to Afghanistan.

Born in Virginia to parents who had moved to the U.S. from a Palestinian town near Jerusalem, Hasan joined the Army while in college and became a psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to the shooting, he had expressed extremist views which had been brought to the attention of his superiors and the FBI. Hasan was discovered to have exchanged e-mails with Imam Anwar al-Awlaki asking for spiritual guidance regarding violence. Awlaki has since been linked to other attacks by radicalized Muslims, and he quickly blessed the Fort Hood operation because it was against a military target. Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn also praised the "Mujahid brother" as a "pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model." The attack was described by a Senate report as "the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.". General Jack Keane testified that the military "failed to deal with radicalization" as Hasan's "open displays of violent Islamist extremism was a violation of military rules" and should have been discharged.

However investigators in the FBI and U.S. Army determined that Hasan acted alone and as of yet have found no evidence of links to terrorist groups. They are satisfied that his communications with Awlaki, targeted in 2010 as a dangerous Al Queda leader, posed no threat at the time. Attorney General Eric Holder has declined to state that radical Islam was the major motive for Hasan's attack. A Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of likely American voters believed that the shootings should have been investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Nevertheless, Hasan was not charged with terrorism and it was widely debated as to whether Hasan could be called a "terrorist". One terrorism analyst believed Hasan was "acting individually because he doesn't want to deploy overseas". Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. The hearing, which determined whether Hasan would be fit to stand trial at court martial, began on 12 October 2010.

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