'I'm going to do good work for God'

The words of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a few hours before authorities say he opened fire on fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 29. The Washington Post reports Hasan made the statement to a neighbor in his apartment building on the morning of the killings. Hasan reportedly told the woman he was leaving for Afghanistan soon, when in fact he was headed, heavily armed, to Ft. Hood. As a parting gift, he gave her a copy of the Koran.

Hasan reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before he began shooting, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces the enemy, and opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam. And now we know he told his neighbor he was going “to do good work for God.”

On Friday, President Obama cautioned the public “against jumping to conclusions” about the killings. In his weekly address Saturday, the president declared that “we cannot fully know” Hasan's motives, and instead used the address on the killings to celebrate diversity in the United States armed forces.
 

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