Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hasan Charged with 13 Counts of Murder for Fort Hood Massacre

13 counts of murder is fine and appropriate as far as it goes, but he must also be charged with a terrorist attack, and treason.  Anything less will miss the main cause of this atrocity, namely, waging Islamic Jihad and treason against America.  This case will become a benchmark in how we prosecute future Islamic attacks against America by american citizens.  Failure to prosecute for terrorism will set the wrong prescient.  Charges of Islamic Jihad terrorism and treason should be the primary charges, with the murder of 13 Americans serving as the core of those charges.


Hasan Charged with 13 Counts of Murder for Fort Hood Massacre

FORT HOOD, Texas – The Army psychiatrist suspected in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has been charged in a military court with 13 counts of premeditated murder.

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey told a news conference Thursday at the Texas base that additional charges may also be filed against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

Hasan is suspected of killing 12 soldiers and one civilian in last Thursday's shooting spree at Fort Hood. He was shot and wounded by two police officers at the base, and remains in recovery at an Army hospital in San Antonio. His attorney says he was read the charges at the hospital.

The massacre has been classified as the worst mass shooting on an American military base.

Hasan's motives still are being investigated, though revelations continued Thursday about the army officer’s contacts with Muslim radicals.
Reports have surfaced about possible communications Hasan may have had with terrorist groups, fear of his imminent deployment to the war in Afghanistan and potential psychiatric problems, but authorities working on the case have declined to confirm or comment on motive theories.