Hasan Sought to Turn in Patients for 'War Crimes'

Senate committee delays briefing on Fort Hood rampage
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 4:25 PM CST
Hasan Sought to Turn in Patients for 'War Crimes'
This 2000 file picture provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan when was a medical student at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.   (AP Photo/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, file)

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan repeatedly tried to have his patients prosecuted for “war crimes,” raising the issue with Army authorities a final time on Nov. 2—just 3 days before the Fort Hood massacre. In a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality, Hasan asked superiors if he could legally pass along information he had gleaned from fellow soldiers during psychiatric counseling sessions.

His supervisor tells ABC News he warned that she would be “ripped to shreds” for her lack of faith in Islam, and he signed his emails "Praise Be to Allah." Meanwhile, the Senate Armed Services Committee has postponed a scheduled private briefing on the investigation. The appearance by the Army secretary and chief of staff was pushed back "at the request of the administration," chair Carl Levin tells Fox News.
(Read more Fort Hood shooting stories.)

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