Update: Neighbors say he was giving away his possessions this morning and PASSING OUT QURANS. Newscaster: "he was proud of his religion".
The son of a bitch is alive -- can you believe it? He is in the hospital receiving the best medical care that your taxpayer dollars can buy.............. he is in stable condition. I am sure the libturd media will be lining up to get his sob story. CAIR must have lined up their Saudi financed legal team.
"Six months ago Major Hasan came to law enforcement attention for posting blogs supporting suicide bombing."
This puts him in the pious Muslim category.
The investigation was dropped.
"Hasan, the alleged shooter, was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being sent to Texas in July. He was apparently upset about being scheduled to deploy overseas, according to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, who told Fox News that she was told he may have been targeting specific individuals." (over at NPR) hat tip jj
A source tells NPR's Joseph Shapiro that Hasan was put on probation early in his postgraduate work at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He was disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues, according to the source, who worked with him at the time. NPR
More red flags: Nidal Malik Hasan was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before he transferred to the Texas base earlier this year.
The 39-year-old was born in Virginia, was not married and has no children. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity say Hasan received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.
UPDATE: Also interesting (hat tip Jim) Stratfor released this last night (Nov 4):
Al-Wahayshi, an ethnic Yemeni who spent time in Afghanistan serving as a lieutenant under Osama bin Laden, noted these simple attacks could be conducted with readily available weapons such as knives, clubs or small improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to al-Wahayshi, jihadists "don't need to conduct a big effort or spend a lot of money to manufacture 10 grams of explosive material" and that they should not "waste a long time finding the materials, because you can find all these in your mother's kitchen, or readily at hand or in any city you are in." (STRATFOR is a paid service providing excellent global intel without common media bias.)