Details emerge about Fort Hood suspect background
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE (AP) — 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON – His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who supported U.S. wars. He required counseling as a medical student because of problems with patients.
There are many unknowns about Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Most of all, his motive.[More]
The word Muslim, which you'll notice does not appear as a modifier to the word "radical" in "radical Internet postings". The word Muslim first appears in this story 365 words down, in reference to the fact that Islam is unpopular in the army.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Hasan's aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, Va., said he had been harassed about being a Muslim in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and he wanted out of the Army.
"Some people can take it and some people cannot," she said. "He had listened to all of that and he wanted out of the military."
There's more about the Muslim background, but they're still radically puzzled about his motive.(The photograph above shows Nidal Malik Hasan wearing Muslim dress in 7-Eleven on the morning of the attack.)
More from Tim Blair:INFORMATION LEARNED, CONCEALED.
Mark Steyn is talking about it on Rush Limbaugh. (Listen here.)