Apparently Hasan turned more than one medical lecture into a Koran presentation. “‘I’m Muslim First, American Second’ – Former Classmate of Suspected Ft. Hood Shooter Recalls Red Flags,” from FoxNews, November 10 (thanks to Maxwell):
This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” November 9, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.[…]
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, we already (INAUDIBLE) Sir, tell me, how did you — how did you know the suspect? When did you first meet him?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (FORMER CLASSMATE): Well, I met him as part of a master’s of public health program at the Uniformed Services University (INAUDIBLE) health sciences at Bethesda, Maryland, in 2007 and 2008.
VAN SUSTEREN: How much contact did you have with him in 2007 and 2008?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (FORMER CLASSMATE): Just about every day for several classes that we had together for about four or five months.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did he ever say anything peculiar, red flag-ish, that drew your attention?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (FORMER CLASSMATE): Lots. Lots. The first thing that raised a red flag was one of our first courses together was an environmental health class. We had to do a project or actually a presentation at the end of that class, and we were supposed to do some kind of environmental health project. Now, people were talking about mold. People were talking about water quality.
Well, Hasan gave a presentation on whether the war on terror was a war on Islam. I raised my hand immediately. I questioned why that type of topic was being presented at because it was so off-base, and it was allowed to continue. His radicalism grow throughout the year. He would make frequent comments that he was a Muslim first and an American or an officer second, and also that, you know, Islamic law, Sharia law took precedence over the Constitution. And we all became concerned because he’s a sworn officer of the United States and he’s supposed to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. Yet his loyalties lied elsewhere.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you make any complaints or any — note it to anybody else, or did anyone — did anyone else do that, or did the professor or teacher do anything, if you know?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (FORMER CLASSMATE): Well, I made that particular complaint at that point in time. I have a very close colleague who engaged senior leadership at the university, a number of people, regarding this matter, regarding his concerns over these statements that he made.