A shooting rampage Thursday afternoon at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas killed 11 and wounded 31 before the gunman was killed and two suspects taken into custody.Note the bit about his father not wanting him to go Army, and him being "taunted" by family members after the September 11 attacks. Assimilation? Not hardly.
All three of the people believed to have carried out the shooting were soldiers, Lt. General Bob Cone told reporters Thursday evening, though the motive remains unclear. ... The shooter's cousin, Nader Hasan, told Fox News that their family is in shock.
"We are trying to make sense of all this," Nader Hasan said. "He wasn't even someone who enjoyed going to the firing range."
He said his cousin, who was born and raised in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech University, became against the wars after hearing the stories of those who came back from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Nader Hasan said his cousin, who was raised a Mulsim, [sic] wanted to go into the military against his parent's wishes and was taunted by others after the terror attacks of Sept. 11.[Emphasis added.] ....
President Obama called the shooting a "horrific outburst of violence" on members of the nation's armed forces. "It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on American soil."He said he doesn't yet know all the details but promised the government would get "answers to every single question." ...[Sources Identify Major as Gunman in Deadly Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood Fox News, November 05, 2009 ]