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article imageMajor Nidal Malik Hasan Had Many Different Faces

By KJ Mullins     Nov 6, 2009 in Travel
The alleged gunman of the Fort Hood military base shooting had many sides reports are now showing. He was a dedicated counselor who fought his own demons, a soldier, a religious man and now we suspect a mass murderer.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is now in a coma after being shot at least four times ending the rampage in Texas.
Investigators are searching his home for some kind of clues that lead the man on his bloody attack against fellow soldiers. As they begin to piece together a motive there is evidence of signs pointing to why Hasan struck out.
His family has stated that he felt he was picked on because of his religious convictions. The proud Muslim man did not believe in the extremists that are under attack in Iraq and Afghanistan. He still struggled with the knowledge that he could be expected to fire on fellow Muslims when he was deployed.
The Guardian reports that his concerns were enough that Hasan tried to leave the military, offering to pay for the medical training that he had received. He was denied.
Last year the F.B.I. saw postings of Hasan on the Internet that compared Middle Eastern suicide bombers to Japanese kamikaze pilots and soldiers who throw themselves on grenades to save their comrades. The agency was still working on if he was the author of the postings when the attack happened at Fort Hood.
Hasan had said his goodbyes to neighbours in the days leading up to the attack. He was respected at the apartment house that he resided in. He still was a victim of others who targeted him because of his faith. In August another soldier objecting to the Muslim faith defaced his faith. Hasan is said to have forgiven the man, stating it was Ramadan and he had to forgive people The Star reports.
Hours before the shooting Hasan gave away copies of the Koran to neighbours saying that he was either moving or being deployed.
He displayed subtle signals that mental health professionals target when looking at suicidal behaviour. It is not uncommon for those who are about to commit suicide to give away items right before they act.
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