Hasan to have hearing in hospital

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood is to make his initial court appearance at a hearing in the hospital Saturday.
Report: Casey picking Hood probe panel

Report: Casey picking Hood probe panel

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. military career of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan will be examined by an Army panel, a military source says.
Hasan visited strip club, shooting range

Hasan visited strip club, shooting range

FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Weeks before the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, accused gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan frequented a strip club and shooting range in addition to his office and mosque.

Congress eyes FBI's intel on Hood suspect

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The FBI's effort to improve terrorism investigation comes under congressional scrutiny this week in the wake of the Fort Hood, Texas, 13-death shooting spree.
Lawyer says accused shooter is paralyzed

Lawyer says accused shooter is paralyzed

FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, last week is paralyzed, his civilian attorney said Friday.

Obama orders Fort Hood intel review

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama ordered a review of all intelligence related to the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting and defendant Maj. Nidal Hasan, and how it was handled.

Concern for Muslim U.S. soldiers 'real'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army chief says there are "real concerns" about a backlash toward Muslim U.S. soldiers following last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Lieberman: Will move on Fort Hood probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will move ahead with an investigation into last week's mass shooting at the Army's Fort Hood, a senior senator says.
12 dead in Fort Hood shootings

12 dead in Fort Hood shootings

FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army psychiatrist who treated soldiers' post-traumatic stress killed 12 people and injured 31 in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said.

Alleged shooter wanted out of military

FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An Army psychiatrist accused of killing 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, feared going to Iraq and resented being harassed for being Muslim, his relatives said.
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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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