Nidal Malik Hasan

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Major Nidal Malik Hasan (39-year-old), an Army psychiatrist is a Virginia born Muslim of Jordanian descent. Malik studied at Virginia Tech University (1997) before joining Military. He received his medical degree from the military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (F. Edward Herbert School Of Medicine) in Bethesda, Md., in 2003. [1] Malik completed a six years residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C. (2007).

Malik Hasan is suspect in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The shooting took place 1:30 p.m. November 5, 2009 at the post's Soldier Readiness Center. 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. Ibidem Malik was called "Camel Jockey" by his military friend. He is single with no children.

In an interview his cousin said that he was going to be deployed to Iraq. However he was not ready to be moved and had hired a military attorney to fight his case. He also revealed that Maj. Malik was under extreme stress due to the discrimination he received for being Muslim. He also got trained for using guns. [2]

Fort Hood, with around 40,000 troops, have at the time two soldiers stationed there that had committed suicide in 2009.

Malik, an Arabic word, means: king

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