Dr. Lillian Glass, Body Language Expert, Discovers Ft. Hood Suspect Hasan Showed Disgust and Inappropriate Behavior While Attending Talk by Israeli Ambassador

Hasan at Palestinian Israeli Conference
Hasan analyzed in vodeotape by Dr. Lillian Glass

I was asked by Fox news .com to analyze videotape footage of Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the sole suspect in the murders of 13 people at the nation’s largest military post last week. Apparently he attended several conferences held by the George Washington University Security Policy Institute from June 2008 through February. I analyzed the videotape of him in the audience as he listened to Sallai Meridor, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.

BODY LANGUAGE, FACIAL LANGUAGE AND BEHAVIORAL FINDINGS
I discovered the following based on the clips I saw of the suspect :
1. He had a lot of facial tension based on his lower jaw muscle tension,
2. He had a look of disgust on his face after the Ambassador spoke.
3. He inappropriately stared at the woman next to him as she asked a question, never breaking gaze
4. He looked down as though he as texting or recording instead of clapping like the rest of the audience.
5. He had rigid body posture throughout the lecture indicating he may have been on alert with an agenda.
6. He was dressed in fatigues even though this was a private lecture
7. When the lecture had finished host hold the audience to be seated until the Israeli Ambassador left first. Hassan shot up out of his seat in an attempt to follow the Ambassador. Instruction was given once again for the audience to be seated. This was obviously directed at Hasan who finally sat down. What was particular unusual here is that military personnel are used to following instruction. So it seemed rather odd that Hasan didn’t obey the intitial order to wait until the Ambassador left

FOX NEWS REPORTED MY ANALYSES ACCURATELY BUT LEFT OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT FINDING

So Fox News.com did a story which I will share with you. They accurately reported all of my findings in the article with the exception of the most important finding- Number 7 where Hasan essentially tries to follow behind Israeli Ambassador Meridor and is in essence reprimanded to sit down, thereby thwarting any nefarious deed he may have had in mind. He was the only one who did this which was significant and you see him jumping up right as the Ambassador is walking in front of him. I would think that this was the lead of the story but instead they chose to focus on Hasan’s disgusted facial expression I discussed.

FOX NEWS MESSED UP BY USING AN OBVIOUSLY IGNORANT SOURCE TO GET AN OPPOSING VIEW
But then they did the inexcusable in their article in their attempt at fair reporting. I am all for opposing views, but the person they chose to oppose my view was clearly uneducated, ignorant and not well versed in the area of craniofacial micro movement. They selected a professor at the University of Maryland named Karen Bradley, a certified movement analyst, who is apparently a physical therapist. What is a physical therapist with no experience in body language analysis doing being quoted in such an article about such a serious issue?

It is like getting a dentist to discuss gynecological issues. You call upon a dental expert to accurately matters of the teeth and you call upon a gynecologist to address issues involving childbirth and a woman’s reproductive organs. You don’t use a dentist as an expert to discuss a woman’s private parts, located in the opposite direction of their area of expertise.

That is essentially what was done here by using Karen Bradley, a certified movement specialist to discuss body language information. They needed to get yet another body language expert who would no doubt agree with my findings. But in order to create a bit of controversy or perhaps cover themselves, they used someone in a completely unrelated field of study. Using a certified movement specialist to comment about a body language expert’s field is no different than asking a dentist to comment about gynecology as I said earlier.

RIDICULOUS AND IGNORANT STATEMENTS BY KAREN BRADLEY,CERTTIFIED MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

Bradley said” she culled no information from the snippets of Hasan on video.”. Of course she culled no information. She was obviously not trained to do that. She obviously did not know what to look for. Her completely inappropriate comment shows she obviously didn’t spend any time studying and researching body language, facial behaviors and speech and voice analysis in relation to personality and intention or emotion. Anyone with a background in this area would never have made such a lame statement.
Then she ignorantly is quoted as saying,. “Micro-analysis (facial expressions, tiny shadow movements, etc.) tell us very little about how someone is feeling.”
Is this woman for real?? Her statement now definitely indicates that she is someone who had absolutely no business being interviewed for this article. She is an embarrassment after making such a ridiculous and stupid statement. You would have to be a blind person not to correlate the micro movements with how Hasan was feeling.

DR. PAUL ECKMAN’S RESEARCH NULLIFIES BRADLEY’S IGNORANT STATEMENTS

Dr. Paul Ekman is a leading researcher at Stanford dedicated his life to studying micro movements of the face in relation to how someone is feeling. He calls this term “facial leakage” where people leak out expressions as to how they are feeling. In fact his research has been used by the FBI and CIA and every other law enforcement agency around the world. The Fox Television show “Lie to Me” is based on Dr. Ekman’s work. He is the real deal and he is a pioneer in this field. So if someone has negated his work, they are either unaware of his work or ridiculous. In any event Ms., Bradley’s comment’s hold no merit whatsoever.

In the middle of the brain we have what is known as the limbic system. This limbic system is responsible for emotion. Based on the emotion that is exhibited the facial movements and body language follow suit. So if the emotion of anger is felt, various movements in the face will automatically reflect that as well as movements in the body. The same holds true for sadness, fear, happiness etc. Of course you can try to control those emotions, but as Ekman’s research has shown us consistently and over time, facial movements of emotion eventually leak out. This applies to body movement as well as speech and voice leakage- something I have studied for over two decades.

So you can see how important it is to get the right experts to interview when you are doing any story- especially a story about someone who has committed such a heinous act. Otherwise you are giving the public the wrong information when you report the news and doing them a huge disservice. .

ACTUAL ARTICLE BY FOX NEWS . COM

Fort Hood Suspect Had ‘Disgusted Look’ in January Video, Expert Says
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
By Joshua Rhett Miller

The suspect in the Fort Hood massacre was caught on video at an anti-terror conference in January with a “disturbing” scowl on his face — looking like he didn’t “accomplish his mission” — a body language expert said.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the sole suspect in the murders of 13 people at the nation’s largest military post last week, attended several conferences held by the George Washington University Security Policy Institute from June 2008 through February. Hasan, who was not affiliated with the university, was captured on video several times during a Jan. 6 conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Click here to see video of Hasan at the anti-terror conference.
Dr. Lillian Glass, a body language expert and author, viewed the video and said she quickly noticed a “scowled expression” on Hasan’s face as he sat wearing military fatigues in the second row.
“There’s tension in the lower quadrant of his jaw,” Glass told FoxNews.com. “And that’s often indicative of somebody tense or not pleased. He’s the only person you see with a lot of tension in the lower jaw.”
Later in the video, as the conference concludes, Hasan, who is Palestinian-American, can briefly be seen with a “disgusted look” on his face, Glass said.
“It’s like he didn’t accomplish his mission, whatever that was,” she said. “Or, he got information that wasn’t pleasant. It’s very disturbing.”
Glass noted that Hasan stared intensely at a woman seated directly beside him as she asked a question, and then shifted his gaze to speaker Sallai Meridor, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
“Even when she’s finished asking the question, he doesn’t look away,” she said. “Then he shifts his gaze to the ambassador, like he’s targeting him.”
But Karen Bradley, a professor at the University of Maryland and certified movement analyst, said she culled no information from the snippets of Hasan on video.
“These are brief views of a man we have very little footage of; certainly no comparisons with his movement preferences before he worked at Walter Reed, or even three weeks ago, as his agitation was increasing,” Bradley told FoxNews.com. “Micro-analysis (facial expressions, tiny shadow movements, etc.) tell us very little about how someone is feeling.”

Later in the video, as the conference concludes, Hasan, who is Palestinian-American, can briefly be seen with a “disgusted look” on his face, Glass said.
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