November 06, 2009

Police Raid Nidal Malik Hasan's Appartment

Via KDHnews:

Bell County SWAT teams barricaded and evacuated a downtown Killeen apartment complex where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan lived before authorities say he killed 13 people and injured 30 more during a massacre at Fort Hood Thursday.

...In the morning, neighbors said Hasan handed Qurans and donated his furniture to anyone who would take it.

Neighbors described Hasan as a quiet man who began wearing "Arabic clothing" in recent weeks. Edward Windsor, a neighbor, never suspected Hasan was in the Army. Hasan's rank surprised Windsor who would never have imagined an officer with a rank of major would have lived in an apartment that rents for $350 and houses soldiers ranked as private first class.

Here is a youtube from a store he visited. The owner says it was Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

So he'd been wearing the white clothing of a Shaheed (martyr) for several weeks. Giving away his furniture. I guess the question now, given the history that is becoming apparent, how was this allowed to happen?

NPR reported this AM that he had given a speech at an academic conference that disturbed those who heard it. Including another Muslim colleague. I'm on Morning Edition's site now trying to locate the quote.

Update: The story about his speech is here at around 3:48.

A couple of years ago he gave a Grand Rounds presentation.... ....instead of giving an academic paper he gave a lecture on the Koran.. seemed to be his own beliefs... ...He talked about if you are a non-believer the Koran says you should have your head cut off...
Update: Glenn has the complete quote transcribed as well as some more thoughts here at Instapundit.
Kind of reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live skit on “The Shooting of Buckwheat.” You know: “What was he like?” “Nice guy, quiet, kept to himself.” “Are you surprised he shot Buckwheat?” “Oh, no — it’s all he ever talked about.”

By Howie at 09:45 AM | Comments |