Investigators: Ft. Hood Suspect Acted Alone, Communicated With Radical Group

Investigative officials say the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre apparently was a lone wolf, acting alone and without outside direction in the attack.

And they say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will be charged by the U.S. military rather than in a civilian court.

Investigators say Hasan communicated 10 to 20 times with a radical cleric overseas who in the past came under scrutiny for possible links to terror groups. But the investigative officials say the communications "were consistent with the subject matter of his research" on the effects of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. officials were aware of the communications since last year, but no formal investigation was ever opened based on them. The officials say that FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) has ordered an internal review of the bureau's handling of the Hasan information.

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  • by ralph Location: greenville on Nov 12, 2009 at 01:55 PM
    13 dead at least 30 wounded and he was the lone gunman. Just how many guns did this guy have. i thought i read somewhere he had two pistols. can anyone tell me what type of pistols those were.
  • by Davis Location: NC on Nov 9, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    Some say this was apparently was a lone wolf, acting alone and without outside direction in the attack. My question is how many Muslim Lone Wolf's are in the USA. This was not a Catholic Nun.
  • by Frank Location: NC on Nov 9, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    Army says -- Suspect Said `Allah Akbar!' Before Shooting The base commander at Fort Hood says soldiers who witnessed a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted "Allah Akbar!" before opening fire at the Texas post. Lt. Gen. Robert Cone told NBC's "Today" show on Friday that suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, made the comment, which is Arabic for "God is great!" before the rampage Thursday that also left 30 people wounded. Was he a plant to kill American Military people ?
  • by Earl Location: U.K. on Nov 9, 2009 at 07:59 PM
    Come on Yanks get it right , From the Telegraph Co. News the United Kingdom. - Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001. Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother's funeral was held there in May that year. The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations. Yanks what happened to your National Security? Barack Obama ?
  • by Wilson Location: Chocowinity,N.C. on Nov 9, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    Obama his nationally televised remarks following the horrendous killings at Ft. Hood, President Obama never mentioned the T word. The attack was an act "of violence." No mention of terrorism. In fact, the Ft. Hood shooting is the first terror attack on American soil since 9-11. But Obama, reluctant to take the rap for inadequate protections against such attacks, is doing everything he can to make it look like an adult version of the Columbine school shootings. We are treated to stories about the killer's dread of being sent back to Afghanistan and his deformed personality. But, the fact is that Major Nidal Malik Hasan jumped on a table, yelled "Alah Hu Akhbar" and began the shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 more. To me thats a religious , political rampage.

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