Shooter Dr. Nidal Malik Hasan, MD Apparently A Syrian Immigrant
November 05, 2009, 11:37 PM
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A doctor rating site says that Dr. Hasan, a Major in the US Army, got his basic medical training at

Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University or Faculty of Human Medicine, Damascus University Completed: 1990

One of the assessments says:

Reviewer: Pvt J. Hammond

Although he was hard to understand (strong accent) this doctor helped me come to terms with my conscientious objector status.While I am still not thrilled about being deployed to Iraq, I at least understand how doing so to protect my fellow soldiers is a good thing.

The comment is dated Nov 5, 2009. (Via Lileks.)

Damascus is the capital of Syria, which the State Department considers, and has considered since 1979, a State Sponsor of Terrorism.