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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Fort Hood shooting victims sue feds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Family members and survivors of the 2009 shootings at Ford Hood, Texas, are suing the U.S. government for negligence, lawyers for the group said.
Beard at center of Fort Hood hearing

Beard at center of Fort Hood hearing

FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The refusal of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan to shave his beard before court appearances remains an issue at his appeal hearing, Army officials say.
Fort Hood shooting suspect out of hospital

Fort Hood shooting suspect out of hospital

FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army major accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, was released from a hospital Wednesday after a brief stay.

Fort Hood shooting suspect hospitalized

FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Suspected Forth Hood, Texas, shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has been hospitalized, though U.S. military officials won't say why.
Judge: Hasan must shave beard for trial

Judge: Hasan must shave beard for trial

FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, accused in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, has ruled Hasan may be forcibly shaved for trial.

Hasan: Islam requires beard

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, accused in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, told a military judge Thursday his Muslim faith requires him not to shave.
FBI official testifies on Hasan report

FBI official testifies on Hasan report

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An FBI official testified before Congress that Army Maj. Nidal Hasan should have been interviewed when it was learned he was e-mailing an Islamic cleric.
Hasan ordered to shave beard before trial

Hasan ordered to shave beard before trial

KILLEEN, Texas, July 26 (UPI) -- A military judge has ordered accused Fort Hood, Texas, gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan to shave his facial hair before his trial or it will be done for him.
FBI didn't investigate Hasan after e-mails

FBI didn't investigate Hasan after e-mails

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- FBI agents didn't investigate Army Maj. Nidal Hasan before a Fort Hood, Texas, shooting rampage despite his e-mail contact with a terrorist, an FBI review said.
No delay for Nidal Hasan's August trial

No delay for Nidal Hasan's August trial

FORT HOOD, Texas, June 29 (UPI) -- Military judge Col. Gregory Gross Friday denied a motion to delay the court-martial trial of Fort Hood, Texas, massacre suspect U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Report: Awlaki sent encrypted e-mail

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- A U.S.-born radical Islamic cleric, sent encrypted e-mail messages to his followers, including the accused Fort Hood, Texas, shooter, Fox News reports.
Fort Hood hearing delayed over beard

Fort Hood hearing delayed over beard

FORT HOOD, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- A judge delayed a military hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused in the Texas shooting rampage three years ago, calling his beard a "disruption" to the court.

Soldier convicted in Fort Hood bomb plot

WACO, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier has been convicted of six charges stemming from a plot last year to bomb Fort Hood soldiers at a Texas restaurant and then shoot the survivors.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nidal Hasan."
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