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Homeland Security secretary reassures Arab world that U.S. authorities were taking measures to quell anti-Islam sentiments after Fort Hood rampage.
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« Reply #462 on: November 08, 2009, 10:47:08 AM »

Senator: Senate will investigate Army shootings

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee says he plans to begin a congressional investigation of the shootings at Fort Hood.

An Army major, Nidal Malik Hasan (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHN'), is suspected of killing 13 people and wounding 29 others at the Army post in Texas.

Sen. Joe Lieberman says he wants to determine whether the shootings constitute a terrorist attack. He says he also wants to find out whether the Army missed warning signs that Hasan was becoming extreme in his Islamist views.

The Connecticut independent says if Hasan was showing signs of becoming an Islamist radical, the Army should have shown "zero tolerance" and discharged him.

Lieberman appeared on "Fox News Sunday."

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« Reply #463 on: November 08, 2009, 10:49:47 AM »

New York-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NEW YORK —  A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs RevolutionMuslim.com, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.
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On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told FoxNews.com in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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« Reply #464 on: November 08, 2009, 10:53:09 AM »

New York-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NEW YORK —  A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs RevolutionMuslim.com, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.
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On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told FoxNews.com in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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« Reply #465 on: November 08, 2009, 10:54:22 AM »

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 - November 08, 2009
Napolitano Warns Against Anti-Muslim Backlash

Homeland Security secretary reassures Arab world that U.S. authorities were taking measures to quell anti-Islam sentiments after Fort Hood rampage.

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« Reply #466 on: November 08, 2009, 10:55:06 AM »

New York-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NEW YORK —  A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs RevolutionMuslim.com, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.
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On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told FoxNews.com in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,572998,00.html

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« Reply #467 on: November 08, 2009, 10:55:45 AM »

New York-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NEW YORK —  A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs RevolutionMuslim.com, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.
Related Stories

    * New York-Based Muslim's Web Site Calls for God to 'Kill the Jews'

On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told FoxNews.com in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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« Reply #468 on: November 08, 2009, 11:38:35 AM »

Churches To Honor Fort Hood Victims

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    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Church services honoring the victims of the Fort Hood massacre are planned on the post and in neighboring Killeen, Texas.
    Thirteen people died in Thursday’s shooting and 29 more were injured. At least 17 victims remain hospitalized and nine are in intensive care.
    The Army psychiatrist accused in the attack, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, remains hospitalized in intensive care. He’s breathing on his own, but officials refuse to say if he’s talking to investigators.
    Military criminal investigators haven’t said when charges will be filed and say they haven’t figured out what motivated the shooting.
    A government official speaking on the condition of anonymity says an initial review of Hasan’s computer has found no evidence of links to a terror group. But, the official says the search is ongoing and could turn up more evidence.

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« Reply #469 on: November 08, 2009, 11:43:29 AM »

Thousands Line Streets Downtown To Thank Veterans - Video

DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS (KTVI-FOX2now.com) - The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, made for heavy hearts, and yet a triumphant spirit, at the Veterans Day parade in downtown St. Louis. People who march in the parade every year say Saturday's event was the best-ever. The weather helped draw in large crowds and so did a local Boy Scout troop. They challenged thousands of scouting families to come, and it worked.

Parade marchers said the parade helped show America's military can withstand any test.

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« Reply #470 on: November 08, 2009, 12:02:28 PM »

Homewood soldier one of the Fort Hood wounded

November 8, 2009
BY PAULA CARLSON

Homewood soldier Najee Hull, who was shot three times during the Fort Hood rampage Thursday, was the gunman's first victim, his family said Army officials told them.

Hull, 20, is "expected to make a full recovery," his sister Nanette Hull, also of Homewood, said Saturday night.
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"It's horrible," Nanette said of the shooting. "It's life changing."

Army Pfc. Hull was shot shot twice in the back and once in the knee in Thursday's killing spree that left 13 people dead and 30 more injured at Fort Hood, Texas.

One bullet came out through Najee's chest, his brother Nate Hull, also of Homewood, said. The other one hit his spleen, which had to be removed.

Nate and Najee's mother, Yvonne Hull, went to be with Najee at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Nanette said Army officials told her mother that Najee was the first person to be shot in the incident.

Reached by phone in his hospital room, Najee declined to discuss the details of the shooting with the Chicago Sun-Times, citing the ongoing investigation.

Nate said his brother told him he was in line at the soldier readiness center when the shooter walked in. Najee, who joined the Army about a year ago, was preparing for his first deployment to Afghanistan.

A 2007 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Najee joined the Army after attending Kentucky State University where he majored in engineering, according to his sister.

He was getting ready to go to Afghanistan at the beginning of next year to repair tanks, Nanette said.

"I talked to him two days before the shooting to see if he was getting scared about going (to Afghanistan). He said wasn't," Nanette said.

"I thought he would be safe on our own soil," she said.

http://www.southtownstar.com/neighborhoodstar/homewood-flossmoor/1871759,110809Hull.article

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November 8, 2009
BY MONIFA THOMAS AND PAUL J. CARLSON Staff Reporters

An Army soldier from Homewood was recovering Saturday after being shot three times in the mass killing at Fort Hood, and his family said they were told by Army officials that he was the gunman's first victim.

Pvt. Najee Hull, 20, was waiting in line at the Texas Army base's soldier readiness center to file paperwork for his deployment to Afghanistan when he was shot --twice in the back and once in the knee, he said.

"I'm in terrible condition,'' he told the Chicago Sun-Times in a phone interview from his hospital room.

He said he was "shocked and surprised ... that it happened on post, the place where I get dressed, the place I trust the most in my Army career."

Doctors expect Hull to make a full recovery from his injuries.

Hull was one of 30 people injured Thursday in the shooting spree. Thirteen people, including three soldiers from the Chicago area, were killed.

Although Hull declined to talk in detail about the shooting because of the ongoing investigation, he told his family that alleged gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came in through a door behind him. Hasan then allegedly shouted something about Allah before shooting Hull once in the back, Hull's brother Nate Hull told the Dallas Morning News. When Najee Hull crawled to a nearby cubicle, Hasan followed and shot him two more times, Nate Hull told the newspaper.

Nate Hull said one of the bullets passed through his brother's chest, just missing his heart.

"He's in a lot of pain,'' he told the Dallas Morning News. "He could have killed him if the shot was two inches above.''

The other bullet hit his spleen, which had to be removed, family members said.

"It's horrible,'' said his sister Nanette Hull. "It's life-changing.''

A 2007 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Najee Hull joined the Army eight months ago after majoring in engineering at Kentucky State University.

He said he joined because "I wanted to just help my country out."

He was getting ready to go to Afghanistan at the beginning of next year to repair tanks, his sister said.

"I talked to him two days before the shooting to see if he was getting scared about going [to Afghanistan]. He said he wasn't," Nanette said. "I thought he would be safe on our own soil."

Contributing: SouthtownStar, AP

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11:42 PM CST on Saturday, November 7, 2009

By STEVE STOLER / WFAA-TV

TEMPLE, Texas — One of the surviving victims of the Fort Hood tragedy is Najee Hull, a young soldier just months away from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Ironically, he was wounded before he ever left for the battlefield.

Hull's family by his side at Scott and White Hospital in Temple as he recovers.

Najee Null is only 21 years old. His brother, Nate Hull, told us Najee hasn't even been in the Army for one year. As he prepared for his first tour of duty, he became one of Nidal Hasan's first victims.

"He walked in, said something to Allah, and just shot him," Nate Hull said.

The wounded soldier told his brother he fell on the floor and tried desperately to escape.

"He said the guy kept shooting at him," Nate Hull said. "As he was crawling to a cubicle, he was shot two more times."

Najee Hull is being treated for three bullet wounds — one to his leg and two to his back.

One shot came ever so close to his heart.

"It would have killed him right away," Nate Hull said. "If it would have hit two inches above, he would have been dead."

Nate Hull is Najee's big brother. As kids, he always looked after Najee. That's what makes the tragedy even more difficult for him to accept.

"Just getting this news, it's killed us, in my heart," Nate Hull said. "That's my younger brother. You say, 'Hey, you're supposed to protect your younger brother as you grow up.' Your mother teaches you, 'Hey you! Protect your younger brother; don't let anything happen to him.' And then this happens."

Nate Hull told News 8 his brother has a long road to recovery ahead of him, but the blessing of all this is that he is among those who survived the massacre.

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Fort Hood investigators appeal for help
November 8, 2009 11:58 a.m. EST

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- Army investigators on Sunday asked troops and civilians for help in the probe of a deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood last week, saying some who fled the gunfire might have evidence.

"The Fort Hood office of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking any military or civilian personnel who may have left the scene ... with gunshot damage such as damaged privately owned vehicles, personnel clothing, etc.," investigators said in a written statement. "CID is also seeking any military or civilian personnel who may have inadvertently left the scene of this incident with material that could be used as firearms residue related evidence such as shell casings inside the boot, etc."

The statement said such objects would help Army investigators and the FBI "in their bullet trajectory analysis of the scene, to insure the comprehensiveness of the ongoing investigation."

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ABC News   – Fort Hood Medic Describes Scene - Video

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« Reply #473 on: November 08, 2009, 01:41:50 PM »

Chaplain leads prayer for Fort Hood suspect
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By ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press Writer Allen G. Breed, Associated Press Writer – 13 mins ago

FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldiers and others are attending church services at Fort Hood, Texas, and in neighboring Killeen to pray for the man authorities say went on a shooting spree and to honor the victims.

An Army chaplain exhorted parishioners to pray for meaning in the worst massacre on a military facility in the United States.

Col. Frank Jackson expressed frustration Sunday as members of the sprawling Army post "search for motive, search for meaning, search for something, someone to blame."

He urged the congregation to "focus on things we know."

Jackson asked the approximately 120 people gathered in the post chapel to pray for the 13 dead and 29 wounded in Thursday's attack.

He also asked them to pray for suspected shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and his family "as they find themselves in a position that no person ever desires to be."

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — In retrospect, the signs of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's growing anger over the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem unmistakable. But even people who worried his increasingly strident views were clouding his ability to serve the U.S. military could not predict the murderous rampage of which he now stands accused.

In the months leading to Thursday's shooting spree that left 13 people dead and 29 others wounded, Hasan raised eyebrows with comments that the war on terror was "a war on Islam" and wrestled with what to tell fellow Muslim solders who had their doubts about fighting in Islamic countries.

"The system is not doing what it's supposed to do," said Dr. Val Finnell, who complained to administrators at a military university about what he considered Hasan's "anti-American" rants. "He at least should have been confronted about these beliefs, told to cease and desist, and to shape up or ship out."

Finnell studied with Hasan from 2007-2008 in the master's program in public health at the military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where Hasan persistently complained about perceived anti-Muslim sentiment in the military and injected his politics into courses where they had no place.

"In retrospect, I'm not surprised he did it," Finnell said of the shootings. "I had real questions about what his priorities were, what his beliefs were."

Hasan, who was shot by civilian police and taken into custody, was in intensive care but breathing on his own late Saturday at an Army hospital in San Antonio. Officials refused to say if he was talking to investigators.

At least 17 victims remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and nine were in intensive care late Saturday. On Sunday, numerous church services honoring the victims were planned both on the post and in neighboring Killeen.

Military criminal investigators continue to refer to Hasan as the only suspect in the shootings but won't say when charges would be filed. "We have not established a motive for the shootings at this time," said Army Criminal Investigative Command spokesman Chris Grey.

A government official speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the case said an initial review of Hasan's computer use has found no evidence of links to terror groups, or anyone who might have helped plan or push him toward the shooting attack. The review of Hasan's computer is continuing, the official said.

Army investigators on Sunday were searching for additional evidence to put together a comprehensive bullet trajectory analysis. Investigators were "seeking any military or civilian personnel who may have left the scene ... with gunshot damage such as damaged privately owned vehicles," Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said in a statement.

Hasan likely would face military justice rather than federal criminal charges if investigators determine the violence was the work of just one person.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to begin a congressional investigation to determine whether the shootings constitute a terrorist attack.

Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, said on "Fox News Sunday" that he wants to find out whether the Army missed warning signs that Hasan was becoming extreme in his Islamist views.

"If Hasan was showing signs, saying to people that he had become an Islamist extremist, the U.S. Army has to have zero tolerance," he said. "He should have been gone."

Army Chief of Staff George Casey warned against reaching conclusions about the suspected shooter's motives until investigators have fully explored the attack.

He said on ABC's "This Week" that focusing on Hasan's Islamic roots could "heighten the backlash" against all Muslims in the military.

Hasan's family described a man incapable of the attack, calling him a devoted doctor and devout Muslim who showed no signs that he might lash out.

"I've known my brother Nidal to be a peaceful, loving and compassionate person who has shown great interest in the medical field and in helping others," his brother, Eyad Hasan, of Sterling, Va., said in a statement. "He has never committed an act of violence and was always known to be a good, law-abiding citizen."

Still, in the days since authorities believe Hasan fired more than 100 rounds in a soldier processing center at Fort Hood in the worst mass shooting on a military facility in the U.S., a picture has emerged of a man who was forcefully opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was trying to elude his pending deployment to Afghanistan and had struggled professionally in his work as an Army psychiatrist.

"I told him, `There's something wrong with you,'" Osman Danquah, co-founder of the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen, told The Associated Press on Saturday. "I didn't get the feeling he was talking for himself, but something just didn't seem right."

Danquah assumed the military's chain of command knew about Hasan's doubts, which had been known for more than a year to classmates at the Maryland graduate military medical program. His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan's "anti-American propaganda," but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal complaint.

Others recalled a pleasant neighbor who forgave a fellow soldier charged with tearing up his "Allah is Love" bumper sticker. A superior officer at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Col. Kimberly Kesling, has said Hasan was quiet with a strong work ethic who provided excellent care for his patients.

Twice this summer, Danquah said, Hasan asked him what to tell soldiers who expressed misgivings about fighting fellow Muslims. The retired Army first sergeant and Gulf War veteran said he reminded Hasan that these soldiers had volunteered to fight, and that Muslims were fighting each other in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories.

"But what if a person gets in and feels that it's just not right?" Danquah recalled Hasan asking him.

"I'd give him my response. It didn't seem settled, you know. It didn't seem to satisfy," he said. "It would be like a person playing the devil's advocate. ... I said, `Look. I'm not impressed by you.'"

Danquah said he was disturbed by Hasan's persistent questioning but never told anyone at the sprawling Army post about the talks, because Hasan never expressed anger toward the Army or indicated any plans for violence.

"If I had an inkling that he had this type of inclination or intentions, definitely I would have brought it to their attention," he said.

Hasan was promoted from captain to major in 2008, the same year he graduated from the master's program. Bernard Rostker, a military personnel expert at the Rand Corp., said a shortage of officers and psychiatrists meant Hasan's advancement was all but certain absent a serious blemish on his record, such as a DUI or a drug charge.

Hasan reportedly jumped up on a desk and shouted "Allahu akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — at the start of Thursday's attack.

"Hopefully, they can put together the pieces and find out what in the world was in his mind and why he went crazy," Danquah said. "Aaaaah, it's sad. Those soldiers could have been my soldiers."

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Associated Press Writers Allen Breed in Killeen, Texas, Dalia Nammari in Ramallah, West Bank, and Devlin Barrett, Richard Lardner, Pamela Hess and Jessica Gresko in Washington contributed to this report.

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Army Chaplain Col. Frank Jackson, right, and Sgt. Major James Posten head to conduct a church service at the First Air Calvary Division Memorial Chapel at Fort Hood, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.
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Mark Rodgers of Groesbeck, Texas, stands on the side of US 190 outside the main gate of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, to pray and show his support on Sunday Nov. 8, 2009, following the mass shootings at Fort Hood last week.
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In this combo, victims killed during a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas on Nov. 5, 2009 are shown. From top left, Michael Grant Cahill, 62, of Cameron, Texas; Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va.; Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, of Evans, Ga.; Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, of San Diego, Calif.; Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, 22, of Frederick, Okla., Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis.; Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah; Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Ill.; Capt. Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis.; Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago; Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, of Havre de Grace, Md.; and Pfc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn.
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A bank sign supporting the families of the Fort Hood shooting victims are seen Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 in Killeen, Texas.
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Video: Army: Shooting Suspect Taken Off Ventilator The Associated Press

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Imam Syed Ahmed Ali (C), Chaplain Jason Palmer (R), and Chaplain Ira Houck sit together at the Islamic Community Center in Killeen, Texas November 7, 2009. The Chaplains paid a visit to the Imam to extend an invitation to the memorial service being held on Tuesday, for victims of a mass shooting. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who is suspected of killing 13 people during the mass shooting at the Fort Hood Army post, attended prayer services at the Islamic Community Center.
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Army chief wary of backlash against Muslim soldiers


By Sean Lengell

The Army chief of staff said Sunday that he is concerned that speculation about the Muslim faith and the motives of the accused Fort Hood gunman could spark retaliation against Muslin soldiers and hurt diversity within the branch's ranks.

"I think that's something else we need to be very careful about, and I think the speculation could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers," said Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on ABC's "This Week."

Gen. Casey said he has instructed his commanders to be on the lookout for that reaction to the killings at the Texas post.

The general said that while what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, "I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here."

"And it's not just about Muslims," he said. "We have a very diverse Army. We have a very diverse society. And that gives us all strength. So again, we need to be very careful with that."

He said he doesn't believe there is discrimination against the 3,000 Muslims who serve as active Guard and reserve soldiers.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim Army doctor, is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 others in a shooting rampage Thursday at Fort Hood, a Texas military base.

A U.S.-born Muslim of Palestinian heritage, Maj. Hasan voiced dismay over U.S. wars in Islamic countries and was distraught that he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan.

He reportedly said the U.S. struggle against terror threats was a "war on Muslims," while his family alleged he was the target of prejudice and harassment over his Islamic faith.

Gen. Casey said the investigation will focus in part on whether Army personnel ignored warning signs regarding Maj. Hasan's mental stability and loyalty to the Army. "That will be all part of the investigation, and we are encouraging soldiers and leaders who may have information relevant to the information about the suspect to provide that information to the criminal investigation division and to the FBI," Gen. Casey said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"But we have to be careful, because we can't jump to conclusions now based on little snippets of information that come out."

Gen. Casey said the Army "will take a very hard look at ourselves and ask ourselves the hard questions" on whether more could have been done to prevent the shooting and what changes the Army should make as a result.

"We'll learn from this incident," he said on CNN, but "it's way too early to draw any kind of specific conclusions from it."

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Staff Sergeant Justin DeCrow (left), was among those killed at Ft. Hood, TX. He is pictured with his wife, Marikay DeCrow. (Photo Courtesy United States Army)

Plymouth soldier killed in Fort Hood shooting spree



Story Created: Nov 6, 2009 at 5:43 PM EST

Story Updated: Nov 7, 2009 at 8:02 PM EST

A Plymouth family was devastated Friday by the news one of their own was killed in Thursday’s Fort Hood shooting incident.

The Army visited them to let them know their son — Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, of Plymouth — was one of the 13 who died.

DeCrow, who died from a gunshot wound, leaves behind a wife — his high school sweetheart — and a 13-year-old daughter, Kylah.

His father told WSBT News Staff Sgt. DeCrow had been stationed at Fort Hood for a couple of months after being stationed in Korea. He had been in the Army for 12 years.

The family doesn’t know when his body will be released for a funeral service.

Marikay DeCrow wanted everyone to know what a loving man her husband was.

"He was well loved by everyone," she said. "He was a loving father and husband, and he will be missed by all."

DeCrow felt safe at Fort Hood, his family said.

"He was on a base," Marikay DeCrow said. "They should be safe there. They should be safe."

Daniel DeCrow said his son joined the Army right after finishing high school in Plymouth. He said they talked last week about how things were going at Fort Hood, where DeCrow was helping train soldiers to help new veterans with paperwork.

"As usual, the last words out of my mouth to him were that I was proud of him," Daniel DeCrow said. "That's what I said to him every time — that I loved him and I was proud of what he was doing. I can carry that around in my heart."

Desperate for news


Marikay DeCrow spent hours frantically calling hospitals trying to locate her husband after the shootings.

"But no one could find him anywhere," she said. "No one could find my husband because he was gone."

Daniel DeCrow called his son's cell phone repeatedly after learning of the shooting, but got no answer.

"When his cell phone box filled up, then I got worried," he said.

The incident


Military officials say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire Thursday as hundreds of soldiers were lined up for vaccines and eye tests. Thirteen were killed and 30 wounded. Hasan was in a coma Friday after being shot four times.

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# A soldier who grew up in Lafayette was one of those injured, his uncles said Friday. Lafayette residents Elmo Robledo and Rex Deaton told the Journal & Courier their 26-year-old nephew's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Hewitt is being treated at a Fort Hood area hospital.

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New York-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

Sunday, November 08, 2009

NEW YORK —  A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a "Get Well Soon" message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Yousef al-Khattab, 41, a radical Muslim in the borough of Queens who runs RevolutionMuslim.com, claims on the site that the soldiers massacred at the Texas base deserved to be massacred, and he insists the victims are in "eternal hellfire." As for the suspected gunman — Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — Al-Khattab hails him as a hero.

"An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a pre-emptive attack," al-Khattab wrote on the site. "Get well soon Major Nidal. We love you."

Al-Khattab, a Jewish-born New Jersey native formerly named Joseph Cohen, converted to Islam in 2004. Known by the FBI for posting radical messages online, al-Khattab claims that the 13 murdered and 38 wounded soldiers at Fort Hood were "terrorists" who deserved to die.

"These people are soldiers in a volunteer army," al-Khattab told the Post. "They expect to see combat. They know the danger."

"Rest assured the slain terrorists at Ft. Hood are in the eternal hellfire," al-Khattab writes online.
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On Oct. 7, al-Khattab posted a message on the Web calling on Allah to carry out "wrath on the Jewish occupiers of Palestine & their supporters."

"Please throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces," he wrote. " … burn their flammable sukkos while they sleep … Ya Allah (Oh God) answer my duaa (prayer)." ("Sukkos" refers to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, during which Jews build and eat their meals in outdoor huts known as "sukkahs," which represent the huts the Jews lived in during their exodus from Egypt.)

Al Khattab insists that his hatred is protected by the First Amendment. "If it was a threat, I'd be in jail," the 41-year-old al-Khattab told FoxNews.com in October.

Hasan — a radical Muslim — reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before unloading more than 100 rounds at soldiers preparing to ship off to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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 WHY WHY WHY is this guy still "free" to post anything. I would think after 911 his comments would be the same as threatening the president and considered "terroristics threat" ?? JMHO
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Jeremiah Thomas (R), 7, of Waco, Texas, holds a sign outside the entrance to the Fort Hood Army Post in Fort Hood, Texas November 7, 2009. Investigators searched on Friday for the motive behind a mass shooting at the sprawling U.S. Army base in Texas, in which an Army psychiatrist trained to treat war wounded is suspected of killing 13 people. The suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was shot four times by police, a base spokesman said. He was unconscious but in stable condition. Reuters


Miami Young (L-R), 11, Logan Davis, 13, and Madison Davis, 11, all of Fort Hood, stand at an intersection collecting donations for the troops in Killeen, Texas November 7, 2009. Investigators searched on Friday for the motive behind a mass shooting at a sprawling U.S. Army base in Texas, in which an Army psychiatrist trained to treat war wounded is suspected of killing 13 people. The suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was shot four times by police, a base spokesman said. He was unconscious but in stable condition. Reuters


Josiah Thomas, 11, (L) and his sister Maranatha, 7, hold signs in front of the Fort Hood Army Post in Fort Hood, Texas November 7, 2009. Investigators searched on Friday for the motive behind a mass shooting at the sprawling U.S. Army base in Texas, in which an Army psychiatrist trained to treat war wounded is suspected of killing 13 people. The suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was shot four times by police, a base spokesman said. He was unconscious but in stable condition. Reuters



US Army soldiers hold the official list of casualties of the 05 November shooting spree at Fort Hood before it is released to the media on November 7, 2009 in front of III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas. US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, a psychiatrist and specialist in combat stress, unleashed a massacre at the US Army base, killing 13. AFP/Getty Images


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 07: Army personal walk to the front door of the home of the parents of Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, as flags placed by neighbors stand throughout the yard on November 7, 2009 in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah. U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Center on the grounds of the military base Fort Hood on November 5. Nemelka, enlisted into the Army in 2008, was to be deployed to Afghanistan in January. Getty Images


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 07: Ashlee Brewer (C) holds a picture of her brother Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka as her husband Adrian (R) stands by her and her Uncle Major Mike Blades while family members hold a press conference in front of the home of the parents of Nemelka, 19, on November 7, 2009 in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah. U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Center on the grounds of the military base Fort Hood on November 5. Nemelka, enlisted into the Army in 2008, was to be deployed to Afghanistan in January. Getty Images


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 07: Teena Nemelka (R) and Dora Blades (L) mother and grandmother of Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, sit on the front porch of the Nemelkas home while flags placed by neighbors fill the yard in tribute to her son on November 7, 2009 in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah. U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Center on the grounds of the military base Fort Hood on November 5. Nemelka, enlisted into the Army in 2008, was to be deployed to Afghanistan in January. Getty Images

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