Unlike many other imprisoned jihadists — notably John Walker Lindh — it looks as if Nidal Hasan will not have a chance to proselytize for Islam among his fellow inmates. “Ft. Hood suspect to be isolated in Texas jail,” by Angela K. Brown for The Associated Press, April 9 (thanks to Orrin):
BELTON, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood will be kept isolated from other inmates at the Texas jail where he’s been transferred.
Maj. Nidal Hasan was airlifted from a San Antonio military hospital to the Bell County Jail in Belton at about 4 a.m. Friday.
Sheriff Dan Smith says Hasan will be kept in a cell in the jail infirmary and will be under 24-hour watch. Smith did not say whether Hasan is under guard because of fears for his safety or others….
Last month, Bell County commissioners finalized a contract with the military to house Hasan. Although the jail usually houses military defendants from nearby Fort Hood, which does not have holding facilities, a special agreement was required for Hasan because “unusual and extraordinary security measures” were necessary, the sheriff has said….
Why? Are outraged American prisoners targeting him? Or are his fellow jihadists planning a little bombing celebration in his honor?