He claims that his beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. So what? So were his thirteen murders. Hasan was shouting “Allahu akbar” as he fired. He passed out Qur’ans on the morning of the shooting. His business card read SOA, for “Soldier of Allah.” He had earlier delivered a power point presentation that was supposed to be a lecture on psychiatry but was instead an exposition of Islam’s doctrine of jihad warfare against unbelievers, and a call for Muslims to be excused from the U.S. military — or else. He had given numerous other indications of his jihadist sentiments.
“Fort Hood Suspect Appeals Forcible-Shaving Ruling,” from AP, November 8 (thanks to Kenneth):
Attorneys for the suspect charged in the Fort Hood shooting spree have filed their appeal of rulings that he can have his beard forcibly shaved before his murder trial.
An Army statement says Maj. Nidal Hasan’s attorneys filed their appeal Wednesday with the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
The appeal also seeks to have the military judge presiding over his case, Col. Gregory Gross, removed, claiming he is biased against Hasan.
The poor victimized lamb!