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12 shot in Texas Army base

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SomeGuy Thu 05-Nov-09 23:02:33

GypsyMoth Thu 05-Nov-09 23:08:12

Not many details yet?

SomeGuy Fri 06-Nov-09 00:09:20

Suspect is a recently promoted Army psychiatrist.

There is a raging speculation about the fact that he has an Islamic name, but nothing has been confirmed.

I read:

"There are unconfirmed reports that Major Hasan was a convert to Islam and originally from Virginia. He was reportedly scheduled to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan and was unhappy about it."

But I would take that with a pinch of salt.

There will doubtless be reprisals for Muslims in America, regardless of the facts.

SomeGuy Fri 06-Nov-09 00:15:17

It sez here: that he was of Jordanian extraction.

SomeGuy Fri 06-Nov-09 02:33:03

Interview here with ex-colleague: suggesting that he said Muslims should stand up to the aggressor and that the US should not be in Iraq.

SomeGuy Fri 06-Nov-09 02:36:50

It's also suggested he was under investigation some months ago for internet postings relating to suicide bomings

Monkeytrousers Fri 06-Nov-09 20:12:46

I suspect the fact that he yelled 'allah akbar' as he began shooting could end speculation...

Monkeytrousers Sat 07-Nov-09 00:29:52

What is it you wanted to discuss SG?

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