Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Friday, November 06, 2009
 
OK, I wasn't going to say anything about the name and/or religion of the principal Fort Hood shooter. I might have pointed out that these appear to have been coordinated shootings, which is not what typically happens in a "he just snapped" situation, which tend to be solo performances. But nope, I wasn't going to say anything about the main gunman being a Muslim.

Until this, from UK's The Independent:
Army spokesman Lieutenant General Bob Cone said witnesses heard Major Nidal Malik Hasan cry "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is great" - before opening fire at the Fort Hood complex.

EDITED TO ADD: Newsmax (credible? You tell me) adds:
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.