Yesterday at Fort Hood, a Texas army base, 12 people were killed and 32 injured when Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist, opened fire on military personal. Sources say that this was not a terrorist plot against America, but rather the story of a disgruntled employee. Hasan was about to be deployed to Afghanistan against his will because he didn’t want to “do battle against other Muslims.” After realizing that he was going to be deployed anyway, he yelled out “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great” in Arabic, and open fired on the other soldiers. He was described as walking around calmly, only targeting soldiers instead of civilians. After killing a dozen soldiers and injuring 32 others, he was finally shot down by Sargent Kimberly Munley, a civilian cop, who managed to finally bring him down (but not kill him) after shooting him 4 times, while she herself was being fired at.
“It’s difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans in battles overseas. It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil,” President Obama said in a statement.
Once again, evidence shows that this was not a terrorist plot. Hasan’s co-workers came forward to say that the Muslim doctor, the American-born son of Jordanian immigrants, opposed the war in Iraq but was not affiliated with any terrorist groups.