Shooter The Son Of Jordanian Immigrants?
November 06, 2009, 01:24 AM
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From the Austin American-Statesman`s blog
Home > The Blotter > Archives > 2009 > November > 05 > Entry McCaul says suspect had special training in shooting, parents hailed from Jordan

By W. Gardner Selby | Thursday, November 5, 2009, 05:40 PM

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who has been briefed on the shootings at Fort Hood, said one suspect, Nadal Malik Hasan, was a physician who was born in Virginia to parents who hailed from Jordan.

He said he didn’t yet have the names of two other suspects.

�The background of these individuals is going to be critical,� McCaul said.

Hasan, McCaul said, �took a lot of advanced training in shooting.� He said he’s not sure why.

He said Hassan, with others, acted at Fort Hood using handguns.

�They did a tremendous amount of damage,� he said, considering they did not have AK-47s.

�It’s clear this was a coordinated attack,� McCaul said, adding that some have attributed it to the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, though it’s premature to say so. �It’s too early to jump to any conclusions.�

McCaul said he also has been told that Hasan had undergone rehabilitative alcohol counseling.

�Whether it was domestic or foreign, clearly when a U.S. military base is attacked in this kind of fashion, that is an act of terror in my book,� McCaul said.

If you remember The Godfather, you may remember that Michael Corleone was also the child of immigrants whose parents didn`t want him to go into the military. The fact that may have been born in Virginia doesn`t mean this isn`t an immigration story.