The official story is that Sergeant Kimberly Munley took down Nidal Malik Hasan all by herself. But a witness tells the Times that this Oprah-friendly narrative is not true — that she was possibly shot without firing her gun.
ABC News' Brian Ross has a breathtaking record of recklessly inaccurate, overhyped stories that don't live up to the headline. His scoop yesterday about Nidal Malik Hasan's "attempt to reach out to al Qaeda" was one of them.
In 1995, Nidal Malik Hasan applied for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia. Here is the entire application and related documents, obtained by Gawker from the Roanoke County Circuit Court.
We mentioned last week that Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people at Fort Hood, received a concealed weapon permit in 1996 when he was living in Vinton, Va. Here are the highlights from his Roanoke County Circuit Court application.
There are sketchy reports that Maj. Nidal Hasan tried to contact "people associated with Al Qaeda," and some are calling Ft. Hood "the largest single terror act in America since 9/11" — something both terrorists and wingnuts wish were true.
The Associated Press is reporting that, according to Ft. Hood's commander, witnesses to yesterday's massacre say Maj. Nidal Hasan was shouting "God is great" in Arabic as he was firing on his fellow soldiers.