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Tag: Malik Nadal Hasan

FBI Says No Information that Ft. Hood Shooter Plotted With Others

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan/dod photo

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan/dod photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON – The FBI issued a statement Monday on the Fort Hood, Tex., shooting, saying that “at this point there is no information to indicate Major Malik Nidal Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot.”

“ The investigation to date has not identified a motive, and a number of possibilities remain under consideration,” the statement said.

At the same time, the Washington Post reported that Hasan, who was hospitalized after being shot multiple times, was in  contact via email earlier this year with a  radical cleric in Yemen who has been critical of the U.S. for what he sees as a war against Islam.

“U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted between 10 and 20 e-mails from Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen who once was a spiritual leader at the suburban Virginia mosque where Hasan had worshipped, Rep. Peter Hoekstra (Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said later Monday,” the Post reported.  “Aulaqi responded to Hasan at least twice, Hoekstra said, but he described the responses as “innocent.”

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