Nidal Hasan murdered 13 people during his rampage at Ft. Hood, and he yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the shootings. He’s been linked to radical Imam Anwar al-Awlaki. Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn praised Hasan as a “pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model.”
And yet the New York Times has no idea what might have been Hasan’s motive:
A parade of prosecution witnesses â€” many of them still struggling with their wounds â€” provided a gripping, almost cinematic account of the attack in which 13 people died and dozens were wounded.
Yet the gunman and his motive remain an enigma. And there were few clues about what sort of defense Major Hasan, a 40-year-old Army psychiatrist, would mount in the face of such overwhelming evidence.
Over three days, more than two dozen witnesses at the hearing described how Major Hasan shouted â€œAllahu akbar!â€ and then opened fire with a laser-guided handgun at a crowd of soldiers as they waited to see medical staff members before deployment. He gunned down one man who tried to hit him with a chair and chased another soldier out of the building to shoot him, witnesses said.
Wow… the Times is as clueless and “weapons grade ignorant” as Behar and Goldberg.