He’s awake, but is he talking?
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is awake and able to communicate, The Associated Press reports. It is unclear to what extent he will be interrogated in the San Antonio, Texas, hospital where he’s listed in stable condition. But his attorney has already planted the idea that Hasan cannot get a fair trial anywhere in the nation.
Warning signs there, say peers
Former Army classmates of Hasan’s had reported on his Islamic radicalization, the Daily Mail reports, complaining to superiors that he was spouting anti-American viewpoints and going so far as to justify suicide bombings. Sen. Joe Lieberman questioned whether Army brass dropped the ball in missing warning signs.
Connections to radical probed
Homeland security officials are investigating potential ties with Anwar al-Aulaqi, a Yemeni-American Muslim preacher who once taught at mosque in Virginia which Hasan had attended, the Guardian reports. Al-Aulaqi had also met Nawaf Hamzi and Khalid Mihdhar, two of the 9/11 hijackers.