Dr. Val Finnell Comments on Former Classmate, Dr. Nidal Hasan

Dr. Val Finnell had studied public health together with Major Doctor Nidal Hasan at the military’s USUHS (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences). According to Vitals.com, Dr. Finnell is currently an Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology specialist at the East Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Finnell made the following comments regarding Dr. Hasan:

 Dr. Val Finnell Comments on Former Classmate, Dr. Nidal Hasan Photo

Dr. Val Finnell

“Dr. Hasan hated the US war on terror equating that with a war on Islam.” – from a Wolf Blitzer tweet.
“The system is not doing what it’s supposed to do. He at least should have been confronted about these beliefs, told to cease and desist, and to shape up or ship out.” – AP
“Dr Hasan was a vociferous opponent of the war and viewed the war against terror as a war against Islam. He was a Muslim first and an American second. In retrospect, I’m not surprised he did it,” Finnell said. “I had real questions about what his priorities were, what his beliefs were.” – CBSNews.com
“Our class was a very diverse class, people from many different backgrounds, but Dr. Hasan made it a point to be very vocal in his beliefs, very extreme in his views, and since he was a military officer, you know, he was questioned about those things. He sort of brought the criticism upon himself…. This was a big topic for him, this was a dominating topic for him.” – CNN.com