Hasan Felt Discriminated Against, Wanted Out of Army

Suspect moved to San Antonio hospital
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 5:30 PM CST
This 2003 picture provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan in his graduation photo when he completed his M.D. degree.   (AP Photo/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
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(Newser) – Nidal Malik Hasan considered himself a victim of anti-Muslim bias and had been trying for 6 months to quit the Army, his cousin says. "I think because he’s a Muslim he didn’t want to go to Afghanistan or Iraq, and he didn’t want to expose himself to violence and death." a cousin who lives near the West Bank town of Ramallah tells the Times of London.

Hasan was transferred today from an unidentified hospital in central Texas, near Fort Hood, to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. A rep confirmed the transfer and said Hasan was under guard but couldn't comment on the reason for the move, the Express-News reports.