Fort Hood Shooting
There are many unanswered questions about the rampage at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas on November 5, 2009. The attack was caused by a thirty-nine year old U.S. soldier Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Islamic eight-year veteran from Virginia. The connection between terrorism and the shooting have left many controversies about foreign soldiers in the United States Army. Major Hasan gave many signals before committing the riot that left thirteen people killed and thirty wounded.
Major Hasan is an American born Muslim of Palestinian descent, he was raised as an Arab and joined the military right after high school. In exchange, the United States Army paid for him to go to college and medical school. Major Hasan graduated in 1997 from Virginia Tech, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in bio-chemistry. In addition, in 2003 Major Hasan graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with a medical degree, he also finished his residency as a psychiatrist. In 2009, he completed a fellowship in Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry at the Center for Traumatic Stress. He served as an army psychiatrist and transferred to Fort Hood in July from Washington’s Walter Reed Medical Center, but prior before transferred, he had received a poor performance evaluation. “Hasan had transferred to Fort Hood in July from Walter Reed Medical Center where he received a poor performance evaluation, according to an official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly” BARRET. The Associated Press.
Just a few days before Major Hasan gave signals before his atrocity, he was acting very eccentric, talking about religious beliefs and uttering how his life was worthless when fighting off a war that traverses with his culture. “On Wednesday and Thursday, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan seemed in a hurry to give his worldly belongings to a neighbor. First a Koran. Then bags of vegetables. Finally a mattress, clothing...