The Troubled Journey of Major Hasan

The Troubled Journey of Major Nidal Malik Hasan
Eric Brady / The Roanoke Times

An American Life
The suspect, shown here in his Roanoke high school senior yearbook, was not a devout Muslim growing up. Indeed, he seemed to be fanatical only about the Washington Redskins. Against his parents' advice, and perhaps because the military would pay for college, he enlisted in the Army after graduating from Roanoke's William Fleming High School. As he grew older and meandered into military and medical careers, he became more devout — and apparently more than partial to a radical religiosity.

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