Nov 6 2009
Ret. Col. Terry Lee said, ‘Hassan was reacting with open glee at the death of some soldiers by a suicide bomber”
Retired Colonel Terry Lee who worked with the MUSLIM major said: ‘He was so outspoken I once said to him, “Look, you got to cool it.” “You might not agree with this but this is the army and we are here to serve the country.’ Mr Lee said Hasan repeatedly stated: ‘Muslims should rise up against the aggressors.”
Not to mention, he joined the military right out of high school, and the Army put him through college and then medical school, entirely financed by U.S Taxpayers to the tune of upwards of $200,000, where he trained to be a psychiatrist. He received his FREE medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2001.
While 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. Grieger said privacy laws prevented him from going into details but noted that the problems had to do with Hasan’s interactions with patients.
MUSLIM Gunman Hasan, who was furious about US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in a stable condition in hospital and under armed guard.
At the time of the shooting he was facing an FBI investigation for expressing sympathy with suicide bombers.
The major, 39, had allegedly posted a series of comments on a website which drew parallels between terrorists and a US soldier who sacrificed himself to save his comrades.
Investigators were tipped off six months ago by the devout Muslim’s worried colleagues. At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law 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. His behaviour was particularly alarming as he was responsible for the psychological well-being of many vulnerable soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
‘If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory,’ he is said to have written. ‘Their intention is not to die because of some despair. Their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam.’
Retired Army Col. Terry Lee, who said he worked with Hasan, told Fox News that Hasan had hoped President Barack Obama would pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Lee said Hasan got into frequent arguments with others in the military who supported the wars, and had tried hard to prevent his pending deployment.
Hasan attended prayers regularly when he lived outside Washington, often in his Army uniform, said Faizul Khan, a former imam at a mosque Hasan attended in Silver Spring, Maryland. He said Hasan was a life-long Muslim.
On a form filled out by those seeking spouses through a programme at the mosque, Hasan listed his birthplace as Arlington, Virginia, but his nationality as Palestinian, Khan said’I don’t know why he listed Palestinian,’ Khan said, ‘He was not born in Palestine.’
Nothing stood out about Hasan as radical or extremist, Khan said. (Does it ever?) UK DAILY MAIL
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