Fort Hood jihad mass murderer’s request to be spared death penalty denied

HasanBeard.jpgThe devout Hasan

An earlier report said that his attorneys were asking that he be spared the death penalty because the first judge committed the egregious offense of commanding that he be held to army regulations and his beard be shaved. “Fort Hood suspect still faces possible execution,” by Angela K. Brown for the Associated Press, January 30 (thanks to all who sent this in):

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage still faces the death penalty if convicted in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, was expected to rule later on Maj. Nidal Hasan’s request to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army post. However, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case, so her earlier ruling Wednesday indicates he would not be allowed to plead guilty as long as that punishment option remains on the table.

Defense attorneys argued that Hasan should be spared a possible death sentence because the military justice system’s process for deciding capital cases is inconsistent. They also claim Fort Hood’s commanding general was not impartial when he decided in July 2011 that Hasan would face the death penalty and had been influenced by high-ranking government officials.

Hasan, 42, paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the rampage, sat in a wheelchair next to his attorneys with a thick black beard during the first of three scheduled days of pretrial proceedings.

The American-born Muslim also is charged with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. He faces execution or life in military prison without parole if convicted. A trial date has not been set.

Witnesses have said that a gunman wearing an Army combat uniform opened fire after shouting “Allahu Akbar!” – or “God is great!” in Arabic – inside a crowded medical building on Nov. 5, 2009, where deploying and returning soldiers received vaccines and other tests. Hasan was also about to deploy to Afghanistan.

Hasan’s trial was to start in August but was put on hold when he appealed the former judge’s order saying his beard would be forcibly shaved before the court-martial unless he shaved it. Although facial hair violates Army rules, Hasan first showed up in court in June with a beard, later saying it was required by his Muslim faith….

He murdered 13 people because of his Muslim faith. It should not be given any special accommodation.

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Comments

  1. says

    He’s doing the best legal jihad he can…He can keep this up until he runs out of appeals, and delays, which may last forever…He will die at the ripe old age of 96 and will have gone through 300 judges and hundreds of court appearances…Jihad is forever…

  2. says

    Fort Hood jihad mass murderer’s request to be spared death penalty denied
    ……………………….

    Is Hasan just trying to f*ck with the “filthy Kuffar’s” court system, or does he “love life”? If it’s the latter, then he may be risking gettin’ it on with those 72 dark-eyed virgins in paradise, since Allah does not appreciate those who love life”even if they violently deprived 14 Infidels of their lives….

    More:

    An earlier report said that his attorneys were asking that he be spared the death penalty because the first judge committed the egregious offense of commanding that he be held to army regulations and his beard be shaved.
    ……………………….

    Such madness.

    More:

    Defense attorneys argued that Hasan should be spared a possible death sentence because the military justice system’s process for deciding capital cases is inconsistent.
    ……………………….

    What absolute idiocy. This isn’t some borderline case, where a death occurred because of criminal neglect or incompetence or where the proximate cause or the ultimate person responsible was somehow unclear”this was the *premeditated mass murder* of over a dozen people, and the attempted murder of many more.

    There is *nothing* “inconsistent” about putting the death penalty on the table for such a blatant and horrifying case.

    More:

    The American-born Muslim also is charged with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. He faces execution or life in military prison without parole if convicted. A trial date has not been set.
    ……………………….

    And it will *never* be set if they continue giving hearings to this sort of idiocy.

  3. says

    Why is Hasan fighting the death penalty? According to Qur’an 9:111, if put to death he would have killed and been killed in the cause of Allah, and thus receive an eternal VIP pass to the celestial Playboy Club.

    Someone must have shaken his Islamic faith. Hunt the bounder down!

  4. says

    This piece of filth is lucky we’ve done away with barbaric forms of punishment the kind that still goes on in the middle-east.

    Being that he’s a devout muslim he should face an Islamic punishment and be stoned to death by the families of the victims all shouting “USA, USA USA!”

    It’ll give the rest of the jihadi scum a taste of what’s to come for them.

  5. says

    How is it possible that we, as a nation of predominately God-fearing individuals, have become such a bunch of indescribable idiots???? There is no justification, whatsoever, for these trial delays. This piece of rotting flesh needs to be executed, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!! THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES–AND ANY SO-CALLED “ATTORNEY” WHO ATTEMPTS TO JUSTIFY THIS PRE-MEDITATED MASS-MURDERER’S ACTIONS NEEDS TO BE DISBARRED FOR UNAMERICAN CORROBORATION WITH A KNOWN CRIMINAL! THERE CAN BE NO DEFENSE FOR THIS KIND OF ATROCIOUS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR!!!!! HE’S GUILTY! EXECUTE HIM!!!!!

    P.S. AND TO THINK THAT HE’S STILL DRAWING THE SALARY OF A U.S. ARMY MAJOR! OMG!!!!!

  6. says

    Unfortunately, the way America is going, your comment isn’t really funny (much as I sympathize with what you’re trying to say). It seems we’re getting to the point where shooting a bunch of people in cold blood entitles you to live at taxpayer expense for the rest of your natural lifes span, while failure to show proper “respect” to some pompous @$$ in a robe gets you executed. This and other recent trials are further examples of how our American legal system is becoming quite skilled at straining gnats and swallowing camels.