US military ignored warning signs from Fort Hood shooter: Former classmate

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Houston (Texas, US), Nov 10(ANI): The US military ignored warning signs that could have prevented Major Nidal Malik Hasan from gunning down 13 people and injuring 29 others in the Fort Hood massacre last week, Hasan's former classmate said.

Lt. Col. Val Finnell, Hasan's classmate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, said: "There were definitely clear indications that Hasan's loyalties were not with America. There were all sorts of comments made throughout the year that made me question his loyalty to the United States, but nothing was done."

He also claimed that Hasan was on the radar screen of at least one U.S. intelligence agency due to his justifications for homicide bombings; the spewing of anti-American hatred and efforts to reach Al-Qaeda, but no action was taken against him.

"The issue here is that there's a political correctness climate in the military.They don't want to say anything because it would be considered questioning somebody's religious belief, or they're afraid of an equal opportunity lawsuit. I want to be clear that this wasn't about anyone questioning his religious views," The Fox News quoted Finnell, as saying.

"It is different when you are a civilian than when you are a military officer. He was a lightning rod. He made his views known and he was very vocal, he had extremely radical jihadist views," he added. (ANI)

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