'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Jim DeMint

WOODRUFF (voice-over): Nidal was shot three times during the shooting rampage and is now paralyzed from the chest down. He has since been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and could face death for these crimes.

(on-screen): Do you think he should get the death penalty?

NADER HASAN: I don't believe in the death penalty. And that's going to be left up to the jury.

WOODRUFF: Should this be temporary insanity?

NADER HASAN: He committed a crime. I don't think there's any question as to who the shooter was, and the question is still why, and that's -- he'll get his day in court, and he'll be tried by a jury of his peers. And they'll make the ultimate determination.

WOODRUFF (voice-over): Some of the Fort Hood families who attended Nidal's preliminary hearing said he showed no signs of remorse.

(on-screen): Would you apologize at all for what -- for what your cousin did?

NADER HASAN: That's not my place. I mean, clearly, I apologize for what's happened to them. I'd apologize to anybody, whether my cousin was involved or not. I'm sorry for that happening. But that's what our family wants. Our family wishes our cousin would come back, accept responsibility, show remorse, try to turn this into a positive thing.

WOODRUFF (voice-over): So Nader is taking it into his own hands, a positive step, by starting the Nawal Foundation, whose primary message is one of nonviolence, his all-American upbringing instilling in him the belief you can be both devoutly Muslim and defiantly patriotic.

NADER HASAN: It's almost two years now since my cousin, I believe, was stolen from -- you know, stolen by some psychotic combination of whatever might have happened, but we lost him. The Nidal that we knew before Fort Hood is not the Nidal from Fort Hood forward. And so how do we make sure that doesn't happen again?

WOODRUFF (on-screen): Why are you doing this now?

NADER HASAN: As one of the agents that I work with in my business said, the silence is deafening from the moderate voice. I think the terrorists really have an effective poison that they're putting out there, and the terrorists are trying to make it an issue of false choice, of choosing God over country. You can be fully Muslim and you can be fully American and there's no conflict.

WOODRUFF: Do you have any desire to talk to some of the family members?

NADER HASAN: If they'd want to talk to me. I do know that they're good people and they've been in our prayers.

WOODRUFF: If you did talk to them, what would you say?

NADER HASAN: God bless you. God bless the ones you've lost or been harmed. And God bless our country to get through this.


WOODRUFF: Now, Nader Hasan hopes the foundation named for his mother can give voice to moderates and be a force for change against radicalism.

AMANPOUR: Bob, thank you so much. So valuable, and such blunt commentary from the cousin.

WOODRUFF: Very blunt.

AMANPOUR: And coming up, remembering 9/11. We take an emotional tour of some of the artifacts from the World Trade Center. And we see the memorial at Ground Zero.


AMANPOUR: And now, the Sunday funnies.


LENO: President Obama has now agreed to move his jobs speech from September 7th to September 8th. It's the same night as football season starts. And, of course, the main difference, Obama's job plan have a lot more Hail Marys in it.

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