Army: Suspect Said `Allah Akbar!’ Before Shooting


AllaArmy: Suspect Said `Allah Akbar!’ Before Shooting which translates to Allah is the Greatest.

Army Shooter Was on Radical Internet Postings

Friday, November 6, 2009 11:10 AM Article Font Size  

His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who supported U.S. wars. He required counseling as a medical student because of problems with patients.

 There are many unknowns about Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Most of all, his motive.

 For six years before reporting for duty at Fort Hood, Texas, in July, the 39-year-old Army major worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center pursuing his career in psychiatry, as an intern, a resident and, last year, a fellow in disaster and preventive psychiatry. He received his medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001

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