Killer's Imam Stunned– Describes Nidal Malik Hasan As Quiet Man Who Attended Mosque Daily …Update: Killer Shouted "Allahu Akbar" During Shootings …Update: Shooter Preached About Beheadings
Major Nidal Malik Hasan (L) on the morning of November 5, 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas (Telegraph-Getty)
The imam who was the leader of the mosque that Nidal Malik Hasan attended said he was a quiet man who came to service daily.
Malik slaughtered 12 US soldiers yesterday at Fort Hood.
An imam who was the former leader of a Maryland mosque Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended said he was stunned when he heard about Thursday’s shootings.
Faizul Khan of Silver Spring knew Hasan for 10 years and described him as a reserved and polite person with a great sense of humor. The two lost touch when Hasan left Maryland about a year ago, Khan said.
He said Hasan visited the mosque nearly every day to pray and that they often spoke about religious matters.
Hasan was active in the Muslim community and he even registered in a matrimonial service the mosque provides to search for a wife, Khan said.
Khan said he was shocked and dismayed to find the person suspected in the incident was his old friend.
“I keep asking what could have made him do something like that? I was stunned and very surprised,” he said.
Khan said he wanted people to understand Islam condemns the killing of innocent people.
More… Nidal’s 13th victim died early Friday morning.
UPDATE: Ft. Hood suspect reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’.
UPDATE: The Fort Hood shooter belonged to a radical Salafi mosque.
UPDATE: Doug Ross found the original postings on Scribd by the killer Hasan.
UPDATE: Hasan preached if you’re a nonbeliever the Koran says you should have your head cut off, via Instapundit.