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Fort Hood Hero: It Was 'Confusing and Chaotic'

Cop in good condition despite three gunshot wounds

(Newser) - The police sergeant who brought down the Fort Hood shooter tells Oprah she's “doing well” despite three gunshot wounds. Kimberly Munley, 34, said the call came in as she was washing her patrol car at the end of her shift. "The entire incident was very confusing and chaotic,...

Hasan Didn't Try to Leave Army
 Hasan Didn't Try to Leave Army 

Hasan Didn't Try to Leave Army

Fort Hood shooter didn't file paperwork

(Newser) - Nidal Malik Hasan may have been disgrunted with the military and wanted to get out, as a relative has claimed, but he did not formally apply for a discharge. The suspected Fort Hood shooter might’ve talked to his superiors privately about not wanting to serve in Afghanistan, but he...

O'Reilly: 'We Can't Kill All the Muslims'

Fox host suggests motive for US strategy

(Newser) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly believes the US wants to win the "hearts and minds" of the world's Muslims because we can't kill all of them, the Huffington Post reports. He let slip last night during a discussion with novelist and retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters about alleged Fort...

Feds Point Fingers in Hasan Missteps

Fort Hood blame game begins

(Newser) - The FBI and the Pentagon are fighting off accusations that someone dropped the ball on Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. Department of Defense officials say that the FBI never notified them that Hasan had been in contact with extremist imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, while the FBI's defenders say that his...

Images From Fort Hood Service
 Images From 
 Fort Hood 

Images From Fort Hood Service

Emotional memorial service recognizes victims

(Newser) - Here are images from today's memorial service at Fort Hood for the 13 people killed in last week's shooting spree. "We knew these men and women as soldiers and caregivers," President Obama told the crowd. "You knew them as mothers and fathers; sons and daughters; sisters and...

Obama Salutes Victims, One by One
 Obama Salutes 
 Victims, One by One 

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Obama Salutes Victims, One by One

President speaks at memorial service at Fort Hood

(Newser) - President Obama spoke the names and told the stories today of the 13 people slain in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, honoring their memories even as he denounced the "twisted logic" that led to their deaths. "No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving...

Obama, First Lady Meet Victims' Families
 Obama, First Lady 
 Meet Victims' Families 
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Obama, First Lady Meet Victims' Families

Fort Hood hosting memorial service for victims

(Newser) - Stepping for the first time into the role of national consoler, President Obama is honoring the 13 people slain in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage by remembering what they left behind, offering personal stories about the lives they touched and the service they provided to their country. The president and...

Hasan Warned of Threat From Muslims in Military
Hasan Warned of Threat
From Muslims in Military

Hasan Warned of Threat From Muslims in Military

Fort Hood suspect spoke of suicide bombings in 2007 lecture

(Newser) - Nidal Hasan warned that "adverse events" could occur if Muslims weren't allowed to leave the US military in a bizarre presentation he gave to Army physicians in 2007 at the end of his residency at Walter Reed Medical Center. The psychiatrist lectured senior doctors on Islam, the Koran, and...

Stop Making Excuses for Hasan
 Stop Making 
 for Hasan 
OPINION roundup

Stop Making Excuses for Hasan

Murderous Islamic extremism was his motive, not PTSD

(Newser) - Commentators are working overtime to explain away the Fort Hood shootings as a personal breakdown rather than what it obviously was, three conservative columnists argue today: a terrorist assault by an Islamic extremist.
  • The explanation for Major Hasan's actions should be crystal clear to anybody not afraid of offending Muslim

Hasan's Lawyer: Don't Quiz My Client
 Don't Quiz 
 My Client 
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Hasan's Lawyer: Don't Quiz My Client

Family engages counsel for accused shooter

(Newser) - A former Army colonel will represent the accused Fort Hood shooter, whose ties to an anti-American imam linked to the 9/11 terrorists became clearer today. Nidal Malik Hasan's family hired John Galligan, who said he has requested investigators not interrogate his client. "Until I meet with him, it's best...

Hasan Awake, Talking


Hasan Awake, Talking

Ft. Hood suspect has been off life support since Saturday

(Newser) - A US Army hospital spokesman says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, suspected in the deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, is conscious and able to talk. The spokesman says Hasan remains in stable condition, and has been up and verbal since Saturday, when he came off a ventilator.

Feds Eye Hasan Link to 9/11 Imam

'Spiritual' adviser is 'radicalizer of first order,' says official

(Newser) - Federal investigators are probing a connection between Fort Hood rampage suspect Nidal Malik Hasan and the Muslim imam who was spiritual adviser to two 9/11 terrorists. Hasan attended the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia in 2001 when it was led by Anwar al-Aulaqi. The US-born imam, who now lives...

Muslims in US Military Suffer Conflicts, Criticism

Face distrust from military, flak from mosques

(Newser) - As the American Muslim community takes pains to distance itself from Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shootings add misery to the already complicated lives of Muslims serving in the armed forces. Drawn to the military by patriotism, Muslim soldiers arrive in Afghanistan or Iraq to find themselves confronting...

Months of Clues Missed in Hasan Rampage

Shrink grew increasingly agitated, but superiors didn't act

(Newser) - Signs that the Fort Hood gunman could snap emerged not just days before his deadly rampage, but months earlier, say witnesses. Major Nidal Malik Hasan bought a gun soon after he arrived at the base last summer, and grew increasingly agitated and vocal over years about his opposition to the...

Rattled Residents Flood Local Churches
 Rattled Residents 
 Flood Local Churches 
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Rattled Residents Flood Local Churches

Some offer prayers for alleged shooter's family

(Newser) - Church attendance was up today in the area around Fort Hood, Texas, where at least one congregation heard a somewhat unexpected appeal. "Lord, we pray for Major Hasan‘s family, who find themselves in a position no one wants to be in—to try and explain the unexplainable,"...

Army Lists the 13 Victims

 Army Lists the 13 Victims 

Army Lists the 13 Victims

They range in age from 19 to 62

(Newser) - The 13 people killed at Fort Hood ranged in age from 19 to 62 and came from all parts of the country. For more details, click on the source links above at right. The victims are:
  • Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va.
  • Spec. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tenn.
  • Michael

Mosque Leader: 'There's Something Wrong With You'

Hasan struggled with how to counsel soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan

(Newser) - The Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood shooting spree was so conflicted over what to tell fellow soldiers about fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan that a local Islamic leader was deeply troubled by it. The co-founder of the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen said Major Nidal Malik Hasan's persistent...

It's Not Her First Time as 'Hero'
 It's Not 
 Her First 
 Time as 
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It's Not Her First Time as 'Hero'

Munley saved a fellow officer while a cop in NC

(Newser) - Kimberly Munley is being hailed as a hero for bringing down the Fort Hood shooter while taking three bullets herself, and her former partner isn't a bit surprised. Shaun Appler, who worked with her years ago in North Carolina, tells the Austin American-Statesman that he began calling her "Mighty...

Honor Hero Cop: End Ban on Women in Combat

Time to wrap up the military's 'failed social experiment'

(Newser) - Thursday’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood was just the latest example of how there really is no front line for US troops these days; Iraq and Afghanistan are entirely battlefields. So women are already, in effect, in combat, and anyone wanting still more proof that they can handle it...

Military Needs Muslims —and Worries About Them

Fort Hood shooter reflects conflicted loyalties, pressures

(Newser) - It's a double-bind for the US military: They desperately need more Muslims in the armed services, both for their language skills and their cultural expertise, but they worry that some soldiers might be vulnerable to co-option by insurgents or extremists. Since the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Muslims have been...

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