Shouting 'Allah Akbar!' Islamic Gunman Murders 13 at Fort Hood

by Bill Wilson An Islamic gunman reportedly shouted "Allah Akbar" before killing 13 and wounding 30 at Fort Hood, Texas. Major Nidel Malik Hasan was reportedly mad about his impending deployment to Iraq and decided to kill his fellow soldiers over it. The Associated Press, quoting federal law enforcement officials, said Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats. The officials said they were still trying to confirm that he was the author. The son of Jordanian immigrants, Hasan was a practicing Muslim and had hired an attorney to litigate what he called harassment from his military colleagues over his radical religious beliefs.