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Nov 06, 2009, 06:04AM

Soldier goes all Full Metal Jacket at Fort Hood

Noel Hasan had asked repeatedly to be discharged from the army after the Sept. 11 attacks. His Muslim faith had made him the target of endless abuse and discrimination. Yesterday, Hasan shot and killed 13 at Fort Hood.

He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, according to his aunt, was on the eve of his first deployment to war. Thursday, authorities said Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, a 39-year-old Arlington, Va.-born psychiatrist, shot and killed at least 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas.


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