This was a jihad martyrdom operation in full accord with classical Islam and jihad terrorism "theory," as sanctioned by even today's Muslim "luminaries" like the Sunni Pope Tantawi and the much more popular mainstream Muslim man on the street cleric Yusuf al Qaradawi -- let alone the canonized luminaries of classical Islam. (Thanks to Andrew Bostom for the quote.)
The authorities who knew about this jihadi in the military, in the CIA, in the FBI should be fired and tried on conspiracy charges.
Even Hasan had more sense than the authorities ... he is warning of jihad in the military.
UPDATE: Other classmates who participated in a 2007-2008 master’s program at a military college said they, too, had complained to superiors about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s anti-American views, which included his giving a presentation that justified suicide bombing and telling classmates that Islamic law trumped the U.S. Constitution. (more here)