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Fort Hood Shootings Latest News: US Soldier Nidal Hasan Shoots 13 Dead

by | 5th, November 2009

fort-hood IN the Soldier Readiness Centre Fort Hood, Texas, 13 are shot dead and 31 are wounded. Nidal Hasan is captured. The news:

At least eight people have been shot in an Orlando, Florida, high-rise office building, CNN affiliates report.

As Chelsy say: “Here we go, now we will be getting a rash of shootings”

Woman saves : Kim Munley, a civilian police officer, is the woman who brought Hasan down by shooting him four times before he could murder more.

Woman killed : Chicago FOX Chicago News has learned that a 21-year-old pregnant woman from the Northwest Side of Chicago was killed in the Fort Hood shooting spree Thursday.

Francheska Velez, a 2006 graduate of Kelvyn Park, recently had returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Reader Cheryl writes : The military/government over here never stops with its deceiving and coverups.  Six and a half hours they let the press and hence the public believe the shooter was dead!  You two know how reporters would think and react when deliberately led to believe and write wrong information and made look the fools six and a half hours later.  Guess the Government and military officials needed those 1/2 hours to get their stories straight about what was known or not known about the Major!  Now the CNN news is talking about the Major was on the ‘radar’ to be watched over the last months for some blogs or other stuff he had written about suicide bombing, his intense dislike for the Iraqi War, he wasn’t going over, etc, etc. etc.  CNN with Larry King and Anderson Cooper are far from happy being deceived.

Tim Blair : The evasiveness of media in the immediate wake of the Fort Hood murders is astonishing. The ABC’s Lisa Millar opened her midday report claiming to have “learned quite a lot about the gunman”, then revealed very little of it apart from that Malik Nadal Hasan had “attracted a lot of harassment because of his last name” and “family background”. This came about, Millar reported, despite Hasan being born and raised in the US. Not mentioned in eight minutes of coverage: Hasan’s faith, which in a case like this is surely of interest.

Andrew Boult New York Times overlooks that Muslim thing , too. Must be irrelevant, then.

Ditto for the BBC report run on ABC news radio around 2.30pm. The reporter, interviewed by the studio host, could identify only one personal fact of relevance that the shooter was a psychiatrist .

Hmm. What would these psychiatrists have against the US military?

The Guardian : Combat stress: When soldier turns on soldier”

No mentiosn of jihad or Islam, just a list of US soldiers who turned on their own.

Update VI: Via Ed Driscoll:

Patterico notes that the MSM is working overtime to pound this story into a prescribed narrative when it’s not airbrushing out inconvenient details about the alleged suspect, of course.

And speaking of the MSM narrative, Allahpundit adds that it’s “congealing as we speak” :

Assume you’re an eager beaver reporter who’s as anti-war as the next fellow in the newsroom. How do you frame a story about a murderous lunatic who’s never been deployed overseas to serve your agenda? Why, this way of course: “Fort Hood has felt strain of repeated deployments”.

What Hasan Wrote : It appears to be Hasan’s original Internet posting about suicide bombers in full. Quote:

There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.

Circumstantial evidence : Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was killed during the shooting incident that left least 11 others dead and 31 wounded. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened…

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

Allah Pundit : CBS reports that Hasan was a licensed psychiatrist in Maryland, of all things. Meanwhile, Kay Bailey

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