Reports came out Friday morning that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a strong Islamic Muslim supporter and even handed out copies of the Koran to neighbors prior to his attack at Fort Hood Thursday. Sounds like premeditated terrorism to me.
Major Hasan has also been accused of calling out to Allah during the killings of 13 people and wounding of 30 others on the base. But you may not hear any of this today based on just what "news" organization you listen to or watch on TV.
What you probably will hear is how the officer was suffering from "PTSD" (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and it caused him to "snap".
The problem with this approach is twofold. For those who actually have suffered a truly traumatic experience or experiences (like combat) in their lives, and they need understanding and the best treatment possible, "Excuse Media" denigrates those victims as they try to apply the label to Hasan. He has never been in combat. He has never been sent overseas at all and he is American, born in the United States.
The other concern is that with each passing day, these same PC people are trying to establish a whole new category of people to be pitied. This becomes the world's first case of "Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder".