Lieberman Suggests Army Shooter Was ‘Home-Grown Terrorist’

A senior U.S. senator on Sunday said the shootings at Fort Hood could have been a terrorist attack, and that he would launch a congressional investigation into whether the U.S. military could have prevented it.

U.S. Army Specialist Ryan Hill and his daughter, Emma Hill,3, pray together as they light a candle and lay flowers at the front gate to Fort Hood following a shooting rampage on Thursday.
U.S. Army Specialist Ryan Hill and his daughter, Emma Hill,3, pray together as they light a candle and lay flowers at the front gate to Fort Hood following a shooting rampage on Thursday.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said initial evidence suggested that the alleged shooter, Army Major Nidal Hasan, was a “self-radicalized, home-grown terrorist” who had turned to Islamic extremism while under personal stress.

Mr. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, had opened fire Thursday at a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, Tex., killing 13 and wounding 29 in the worst mass shooting on a military facility in the U.S.

Wall Street Journal

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