Yisroel Pensack: Store Video of Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Wearing “Traditional Garb”

This CNN video reportedly shows Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Malik Hasan wearing "traditional garb" while shopping in a convenience store early yesterday morning about seven hours before the shooting.

A CNN producer’s narrative from 2:25 to 3:25 in the video describes concerns Hasan reportedly expressed to the store owner about a week ago about his upcoming deployment and his possibly having to shoot, kill, injure or fight fellow Muslims in the future.

From 4:00 to 4:36 in the video, a CNN editor reports that the Arabic-speaking store owner said that Hasan had told him that he’s "from Jordan" but was born here. 

From 5:10 to 5:55 in the narration, the CNN editor reports that the store owner said that Hasan was a "devout" Muslim who regularly attended Friday prayer. 

According to an AP report in the Detroit Free Press, "Soldiers who witnessed the shooting rampage at Ft. Hood that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar!’ — an Arabic phrase for ‘God is great!’ — before opening fire, the base commander said today."

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