WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Texas congressman says political correctness prevented the FBI from investigating an Army psychiatrist who was later charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, despite warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians.
Rep. Michael McCaul was briefed on the findings of an independent review by former FBI Director William Webster.
McCaul says that in emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan had expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist encouraged Hasan to keep in touch.
McCaul says Webster's report shows that the FBI saw the emails almost a year before the shooting rampage, but was reluctant to investigate an American Muslim in the military.
Hasan is currently being tried in a military court.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.