Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Not A Terrorist? Victims Denied Benefits, Struggle With Medical Bills
Is the Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan not a terrorist?
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan face the death penalty.
Nidal Hasan was found guilty of 13 accounts of premeditated murders at Fort Hood. The Fort Hood shooter killed 13 people, including a pregnant woman, and wounded another 32 people at a processing center. As such, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan received the death penalty.
The Department of Defense classified the Fort Hood shooting as “workplace violence.” This designation gave Fort Hood victims a lower health care priority and also denied monetary compensation since Nidal Hasan’s actions were not considered an “act of terror.”
For example, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times, did not receive the same benefits as other soldiers wounded on the battlefield. Other Fort Hood victims are forced to pay for their medical issues out of pocket. Meanwhile, Nidal Hasan continues to receive $6,000 per month for his Army payroll.
The Fort Hood victims are upset that the Department of Defense is considering the Fort Hood shooter not a terrorist. Over the past year, they’ve been calling for the Fort Hood shooting to be designated an act of terror, the Fort Hood victims given Purple Hearts, and for full benefits for all the injured.
The Obama administration is labeling Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan not a terrorist because they claim helping the victims by giving them Purple Hearts would “irrevocably alter the fundamental character of this time-honored decoration” and “undermine the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan [the alleged Fort Hood shooter] by materially and directly compromising Major Hasan’s ability to receive a fair trial.”
Critics claim “the president has a vested interest in not calling such attacks terrorism because it would reveal to Americans that terrorist attacks on the homeland are more frequent than has been reported.” They point out the National Counterterrorism Center and the State Department listed the Fort Hood shooting as terrorism.
Do you think Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan is not a terrorist as the government claims?