Ford Hood Activity

Ford Hood Activity - goal was to murder American Soldiers...

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Joshua Dray History of Terrorism 11/30/11 Fort Hood Shooting On November 5 th 2009 an Army Major named Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Killeen Texas. Hasan was responsible for killing 13 individuals, and wounding an additional 29 people. Hasan was injured during the process, and was paralyzed from the neck down. He is now facing criminal charges from the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Hasan opened fire at around 1:30 PM; he was well armed with pistols and injured several people right from the beginning of his shooting. Many individuals on the military base charged Hasan with tables and chairs, but failed to subdue the man resulting in their own injury or death. Hasan’s actions have not been marked as terrorism by the Army, but it is widely known that Hasan has appeared to be a Muslim Radicalist whose
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Unformatted text preview: goal was to murder American Soldiers who would soon be deploying overseas to help win the War On Terrorism. Hasan will face a military trial in March of 2012 to determine his sentencing for committing these heinous actions. Since the shooting at Fort Hood it has been made known that Hasan was attending regular Mosque services by Anwar al-Awlaki. al-Awlaki publicly endorsed Hasan’s actions on his website and encouraged other Muslims serving in the military to “follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal”. Since endorsing Hasan’s actions al-Awlaki has since fled to Yemen and has been marked as an official enemy of the United States. Shoot to kill authority has been given to predator drones patrolling the country side of Yemen....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course GSIS 100 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at Embry-Riddle FL/AZ.

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