This left me with thinking that there had to be more to this, I understand the desire of some to make Hasan a more sympathetic figure. In all of the cases I've followed, locally and otherwise, most times the family of the murderer shares with you their disbelief, telling you what a "great guy" the killer was. Very few say, "Yeah, we knew he'd turn out like that, it was a matter of when."
I'd like to think that William Murchison, is wrong in his opinion piece where he suggests:
It makes sense to ponder deeply -- I did not say "conclude," I said ponder deeply -- the possibility that in Maj. Nidal the Army had, unwittingly, in its bosom a treasonable viper; a supporter of Islamic jihad against the West and the United States; a soldier who, in violation of military oath and citizenship, opened fire on soldiers as he cried, "Allahu Akbar." "Allahu Akbar" is the familiar cry of Islamic terrorists all over the world as they pounce on the unwitting.
As I said, first I'd have to discount the "Allahu Akbar" portion, but even then, something happened to make Hasan decide to turn into a murderer. We may never know his real motivation, and in a way it is racist to assume since he was Muslim that he could have been some type of a psycho closet case Islamic terrorist that fooled us all. Yet when something happens we try to make sense of it, it's possible the bullying and harassment could have driven him to kill, others have, yet thousands have managed to endure and not turn into killers...