Investigators are still trying to figure out what made Ft. Hood Major Nidal Malik Hasan, kill 12 of is fellow soldiers and injure another 31. Little by little some disturbing facts are beginning to sneak out.
Hasan has a history of psychological issues. As an intern at Walter Reed, Hasan had some “difficulties” that required counseling and extra supervision, said Dr. Thomas Grieger, who was the training director at the time.
The AP is reporting that about six months ago, investigations of Hasan were initiated by enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades. One of the officials said late Thursday that federal search warrants were being drawn up to authorize the seizure of Hasan’s computer in order to determine if the Nidal Hasan praising terrorism on the net was the same Nidal Hasan that killed a dozen comrades today.
Below is one of the posts which generated the interest of investigators:
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NidalHasan scribbled: There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.
Accosting to Wired.com, Hasan also wrote online of his admiration for suicide attackers. “Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i[f] you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam.”
May God Comfort the mourners of the Ft. Hood Dead and grant a speedy recovery to the wounded,
More to come…