Nidal Malik Hasan
publication date: Monday, December 14, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
clue: He shot his own people to get out of shooting his own people.
explanation: Hasan was a Major in the US Army who opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in November 2009, killing thirteen. Stress over impending deployment to Afghanistan and having to kill fellow Muslims was believed to be a major cause of his actions. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Jesse King, Walter Chesser, and Melissa Anderson
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