Fort Hood Shooting Round Up

Here is a round up on the latest stories on Major Nidal Hasan the Fort Hood shooter.

Washington Post via FOX News learns that Hasan was to give a presentation at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington,D.C. on why Muslim military personnel should be conscientious objectors in fighting wars in avoiding “adverse events”

Hasan went on talk about homicide bombing and threats for the armed services could encounter from Muslims conflicted fighting other Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Meanwhile the Houston Chronicle is reporting the that FBI has investigated Major Hasan and his former Imam in Northern Virginia now in Yemen.

The  FBI dropped the case saying that Hasan did not pose a threat.

The New York Times points out the FBI and the Pentagon intercepted the messages  between  Anwar al-Awlaki and Major Hasan  anywhere from 10 to 20 times. The first time was in December of 2008 as part of a different investigation. The communique   between  Al Awlaki and Hasan were not violent.

“There was no indication that Major Hasan was planning an imminent attack at all, or that he was directed to do anything,” one senior investigator said. He and the other officials spoke on the condition of anonymity, saying the case was under investigation.

The AP reports that the Pentagon and Army are playing the blame game .

The department of defense had an investigator was into Major Hasan contacts with his former Imam. But another military official denied knowing of Hasan contacting the Imam.

The Wall Street Journal says the Army did not know about the e-mails between Major Nidal Hasan and his former Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki until after the Ft. Hood massacre.

ABC News is investigating other contacts that Major Hasan may have got in touched with. These people who the FBI is looking into more unexplained connections to Hasan.

Sources in Congress told ABC News the name and country will be revealed in the days, week and months ahead.

Washington Post via FOX News

Houston Chronicle

New York Times

AP via Yahoo News

Wall Street Journal

ABC News


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