Skip to comments.Army Major Played Role in Presidential Transition
Posted on 11/05/2009 8:41:49 PM PST by BobMcCartyWrites
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How do we know? Do we know who this cousin is yet? Where does he work?
I took it by the bio, the shooter wasn’t an attorney and they look pretty different in the pics.
do you have source for wrong ID; i.e., how do you know this isn’t the cousin?
We are not discussing the shooter..we are discussing his relative that spoke with Shep Smith last night. The cousin.
I think I missed the cousin conversation part, I thought the reference was saying this was him.
did you mean to provide a link here? who is Paul Weiss?
Here is the link to another Nadar Hasan that is an attorney:
Figured that out after I hit post.. I am the winner of today’s knee jerk gold medal.
I wonder if he served on the team before or after posting that suicide bombers were the same as soldiers who throw themselves on grenades.
Well...that’s a quandary — middle initial “R”
I would guess this is the one who wrote the Harvard article
Nader R. Hasan
Associate (photo here also)
No biggie. I’ve done the same thing before.
because same Nader with Weiss also graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.
Here is another mystery. Nidal’s other brother Eyad...
This goggle blurb on search for Eyad turned up this:
Fort Hood Murderer Is A Devout Muslim | Sweetness & Light
Nov 6, 2009 ... Eyad Hasan, now 28, graduated from George Mason University and lives in Sterling. Another brother, Anas, also attended Virginia Tech and ...
BUT when you go to the link, nothing about Eyad shows up; neither at link or search on link-—unless I have missed something)
I’ll check it out in a bit. Gotta run some errands. Please keep me pinged to anything else you find.
It is still in Google’s cache.
This isn’t in the current link:
Charles Garlick, who lived across the street from the Hasan family in Vinton, described Nidal Hasan as quiet and reserved. “Every time Id see him, hed have a book bag over his shoulder,” Garlick said. Nidal Hasans younger brother Eyad nicknamed “Eddie” played football with Garlicks son, Zachary. But Nidal was less social, Garlick.
Thanks-—could not figure out. It was a reprint from a WaPo article. Posting excerpts below for connecting links and associations (brothers Eyad and Anas mentioned), not perp profile, but lengthy article worth reading) :
Suspect, devout Muslim from Va., wanted Army discharge, aunt said
By Mary Pat Flaherty, William Wan, Derek Kravitz and Christian Davenport Friday, November 6, 2009 10:56 AM
He prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, a devout Muslim who, despite asking to be discharged from the U.S. Army, was on the eve of his first deployment to war. Yesterday, authorities said Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, a 39-year-old Arlington-born psychiatrist, shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex.
In an interview, his aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, said he had endured name-calling and harassment about his Muslim faith for years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and had sought for several years to be discharged from the military.
A longtime Walter Reed colleague who referred patients to psychiatrists said co-workers avoided sending service members to Hasan because of his unusual manner and solitary work habits.
Hasan is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech who earned a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. From 2003 through last summer, he was an intern, resident and then fellow at Walter Reed, where he worked as a liaison between wounded soldiers and the hospital’s psychiatry staff. He was also a fellow at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Bethesda military medical school.
Hasan’s father, Malik, immigrated to the United States at age 16 from a Palestinian village in the West Bank, an area controlled by Jordan until 1967 but occupied by Israel since then. There, the family tended to an olive grove, neighbors said.
Malik Hasan spent most of his life in Virginia, moving to the Roanoke area in the mid-1980s. He became a successful restaurateur in Vinton, a small railroad town of about 7,800 just east of Roanoke. His businesses included the Capitol, a well-known, blue-collar beer hall on Market Street, the Mount Olive Grill and Bar and the Community Grocery on Elm Avenue.
The Hasans lived in a quiet neighborhood of brick ramblers on Ramada Road. Many in the Roanoke Valley who knew Nidal Hasan said their lasting impression was that he was highly intelligent, and somewhat introverted. Thomas O. Sitz, an associate professor of biochemistry at Virginia Tech, where Hasan graduated in 1995, said he was “one of our better students,” if not a memorable one.
Philip Trompeter, a juvenile court judge who owned the building where the Capitol restaurant was located, said Malik Hasan was “very proud” of his book-smart son and had high hopes for him.
Charles Garlick, who lived across the street from the Hasan family in Vinton, described Nidal Hasan as quiet and reserved. “Every time I’d see him, he’d have a book bag over his shoulder,” Garlick said. Nidal Hasan’s younger brother Eyad — nicknamed “Eddie” — played football with Garlick’s son, Zachary. But Nidal was less social, Garlick.
Hasan’s mother, Hanan, who went by “Nora,” was known as the “keeper of the peace” at the Hasan family’s restaurants. She suffered from kidney problems and died in 2001 at age 49, neighbors said. Malik Hasan died in 1998, at age 52, after suffering a heart attack at his home. The couple is buried in Falls Church.
The Hasan family was large and had deep roots in Roanoke Valley, said Amer Azibidi, minister and imam of the KUFA Center of Islamic Knowledge. At Mount Olive, Malik worked with his brother, Jose. The pair cooked many of the dishes, including lamb kebabs and stuffed grape leaves. But the premature deaths of Malik and Nora Hasan had left the family scattered.
Nidal Hasan enlisted in the Army after high school over his parents’ objections, Noel Hasan said. He was a student at Barstow Community College in California and Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke before enrolling at Virginia Tech, Tech officials said.
He began his studies at Tech in the summer of 1992, eventually majoring in biochemistry with minors in biology and chemistry. He graduated with honors, officials at the university said.
Hasan was not a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets or any ROTC program at Tech, the university said.
“He was a very quiet and private person. I can’t say that people knew him very well other than attending prayers,” said Arshad Qureshi, chairman of the board of trustees at the Muslim Community Center of Silver Spring. “You didn’t see him attend anything — school for children or celebrations. He did not go out of the way to engage people. We have thousands of people who come through to pray; he was just one of them.”
Eyad Hasan, now 28, graduated from George Mason University and lives in Sterling. Another brother, Anas, also attended Virginia Tech and lived in Kensington, Md., before moving to Jerusalem to work as a lawyer.
Hasan was “like my sons,” his aunt said, spending holidays and free time at her house. At the Muslim Community Center, Hasan stood out because he would sometimes show up in Army fatigues, said Faizul Khan, the former imam there.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) told reporters after a briefing on the shootings that Hasan “took a lot of advanced training in shooting.”
A woman who answered the phone at one of Hasan’s previous addresses in Bethesda — 9304 Cedar Lane — said her husband, Ajab Khan, had been interviewed Thursday night by federal agents investigating the shooting. She refused to identify herself but said Hasan lived with them “for two months, but he’s long gone,” before hanging up.
When Army officials called Eyad Hasan to relay the news from Fort Hood on Thursday, Noel Hasan said, the brother “fainted when he heard it.” Initially, she said, Eyad was told his brother was injured and in surgery and later was erroneously told he had died.
ping to this post (& ref post #98) and posts that follow for some connections
That’s one of the major reasons I would not date, after my divorce, women who were clinical psycholgists or therapists; and especially women’s ministry. I knew a gal who applied for a graduate program in “womens ministry” and was denied admittance. She couldn’t figure out why, but it was obvious.
BHO Administration response to Presidential Transition Team revelation (they were ready for this);
WND is only source I can find who has picked this up.:
The Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University published a document May 19, entitled “Thinking Anew Security Priorities for the Next Administration: Proceedings Report of the HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force, April 2008 January 2009,” in which Hasan of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine is listed on page 29 of the document as a Task Force Event Participant.
Hasan received his medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University School in Bethesda, Md., in 2001.
Noting that the Obama administration transition was proceeding, the GWU Homeland Security Policy Institute report described on the first page the role of the Presidential Transition Task Force as including “representatives from past Administrations, State government, Fortune 500 companies, academia, research institutions and non-governmental organizations with global reach.”
While the GWU task force participants included several members of government, including representatives of the Department of Justice and the U.S Department of Homeland Security, there is no indication in the document that the group played any formal role in the official Obama transition, other than to serve in a university-based advisory capacity.
Daniel Kaniewski, deputy director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University affirmed to WND in a telephone interview this morning that the Nidal Hasan listed as attending the meetings of the HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force was the same person as the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood massacre.
Kaniewski said Hasan attended the meetings in his capacity as a member of the faculty of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, not as a member of the HSPI Presidential Task Force.
Kaniewski believed Hasan applied on the institute’s website to attend the meeting and was accepted because of his professional credentials.
Kaniewski could not tell WND whether or not Hasan made comments from the audience that influenced the task force recommendations or not.
He further confirmed Hasan had attended several meetings held by the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University and that the institute is currently searching conference records to see if it is possible to determine what additional institute conferences he attended.
That’s not his records. His middle name is “Nidal” and not “Khalid”.
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