I have remained silent about this incident until today, because I wanted to wait a few days and see what emerged... Plus, to be honest, the fact that the man turned out to be a Muslim that was opposed to the war, didn't surprise me at all.Senior Official: More Hasan Ties to People Under Investigation by FBI
By MARTHA RADDATZ, BRIAN ROSS, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM, and REHAB EL-BURI
Alleged shooter had "unexplained connections" to others besides Awlaki.
A senior government official tells ABC News that investigators have found that alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan had "more unexplained connections to people being tracked by the FBI" than just radical cleric Anwar al Awlaki. The official declined to name the individuals but Congressional sources said their names and countries of origin were likely to emerge soon.
Questions already surround Major Hasan's contact with Awlaki, a radical cleric based in Yemen whom authorities consider a recruiter for al Qaeda. U.S. officials now confirm Hasan sent as many as 20 e-mails to Awlaki. Authorities intercepted the e-mails but later deemed them innocent or protected by the first amendment.
The FBI said it turned over the information to the Army, but Defense Department officials today denied that. One military investigator on a joint terror task force with the FBI was shown the e-mails, but they were never forwarded in a formal way to more senior officials at the Pentagon, and the Army did not learn of the contacts until after the shootings.
Official: Nidal Hasan Had "Unexplained Connections" - ABC News
The reason I'm posting on this incident today, was because quite frankly, I'm fed up with the people on this forum and elsewhere, that are defending this man and/or refusing to call this incident what is, an act of Islamic terrorism. The final straw was when I posted an interview with Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, and someone actually had the gall to attack him and others on the "far right", and accuse them of being anti-Muslim.
Nobody is attacking the Muslim faith here, there just stating the GD facts.
What in the hell has this country come to, when people are now being attacked and scorned for telling the unvarnished truth?