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Ft. Hood, Texas / Shootings / Hasan / Finnel Interview #952411

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 06, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from Maj. Nidal Hasan, the shooter at the Army base in Ft. Hood, Texas, quoted; details given about Hasan's' planned deployment to Afghanistan.

(Ft. Hood, Texas: Ted Rowlands) The investigation into Hasan's background reviewed; details given about his family, medical background, postings transfer, his few visitors. [Hasan neighbors Patricia VILLA†, Lenna BROWN†, Willie BELL†- comment on him giving away belongs.] [Muslim Community Center Dr. Asif QADRI†, apartment manager John THOMPSON†- talk about Hasan's demeanor.] The shift of Hasan off the base to the Brooke Army Medical Center noted. How his transfer to Ft. Hood may have triggered something in Hasan & questions about his promotion to major discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Hasan classmate Dr. Val Finnell about Hasan; photos of Hasan shown. [Voice of FINNELL - says Hasan was outspoken about what he viewed as the war on terror as being against Islam; notes Hasan was vocal in his beliefs & expressed them in class; states he heard Hasan in class justify suicide bombing.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Rowlands, Ted

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