FBI reports reveal that a man who killed 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 was not investigated because of political correctness. The news comes from a government official who wishes to remain anonymous.
Despite emails to terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki and support of suicide bombings, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was not investigated because the investigators felt that his being American Muslim was a sensitive issue. Hasan was writing a research paper about the effects of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, so his correspondence with al-Awlaki was overlooked.
Hasan is charged with killing eight soldiers and five civilans, and wounding 32 others.
“It shows you the length of the political correctness stuff going on,” said Republican Rep. Michael McCaul.
The FBI has not commented on the incident.
Al-Awlaki was killed last fall during a drone strike. Hasan is currently being tried. His trial was delayed earlier in the year, because he arrived at court with a beard — a violation of Army regulations.