Was Hasan really out of his mind? Not according to the tenets he believed in and was personifying.
Can muslims think of this as a hate crime? No; To be politically correct in Islam, you must slay the infidel.
This attack was within the teachings of the Qur'an.
Hasan is being hailed as a hero by mullahs, since he had the will to carry out his tenets.
How many more are there like him? Every single muslim has this potential. That's the purpose of their "religion".
Anyone whom has done the research knows that Islam is not a "religion", but a philosophy for a battle plan.