from the West Bank town of Ramallah, a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism. The possibility exists that he wasnamed after Abu Nidal, a notorious terrorist. Hasan attended Arlington's Wakefield High School for a year in
. There, instead of dating,
was videotaped tellinga profanity-laced tale in Arabic to his Arabic classmates about a young manwho commits incest in the process of selling a chicken to earn money for marriage.
In 1987, his family bought the Capitol Restaurant, a blue-collar beer hall where alcohol was sold to Muslims
, despite Qu‘ranic prohibition to
do so. In a 1995 interview with
The Roanoke Times
, Nidal'sfather, acknowledged that it was a sleazy dump. In order to transcend thisand live the American dream
joined the Army circa
. Hestudied at Barstow Community College in California satellite campus at FortIrwin from the spring semester of
to the spring semester of
.College records also show that
was an enlisted soldier at an E-3rank (private first class) or below while attending Barstow CommunityCollege.
‘s residential a
ddress zip code indicated that he was livingon post. He went on to Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke,where he earned an associate degree in science in
firstenrolled at Virginia Tech for Summer Session II in
. He completedcoursework in Spring Semester
and received a Bachelor of Sciencedegree with honors in biochemistry with a minor in biology and chemistryfrom the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
IMMERSION IN THE VIOLENT CULTURE OF ISLAM
Even at this early stage the milieu
existed within was clearlythat of Imam jihadi terrorist support groups. While not performing jihadthemselves, these
Imam‘s preach a brand of Islam that gives terroristviolence a religious imprimatur as the ―neglected duty.‖
The seeds wereplanted in
feeble brain by radical clerics who all played down
beliefs after the event.
Imam Sheik Shaker El-Sayed
in FallsChurch, Virginia, where
prayed claimed that
greatestinterest seemed to be in finding a wife, not in Islamism.