All the while he was working as an Army psychiatrist, his superiors assumed that he was a “moderate” who abhorred what the Taliban did in the name of Islam. Those who knew him better and knew he was a jihadi were afraid to report him, because they knew that it would just get them charges of “Islamophobia” and no end of professional harassment. And so this man who was willing to murder to protect the enemies of the United States got his opportunity to do so.
“Judge wants details of Fort Hood suspect’s defense strategy before decision on trial delay,” from the Associated Press, June 4 (thanks to Kenneth):
FORT HOOD, Texas — A judge says she won’t decide whether to delay the Fort Hood shooting suspect’s trial until he provides evidence to support his defense strategy “” and she might not accept it.
Maj. Nidal Hasan said Tuesday his defense will explain that he killed 13 people in the 2009 shooting rampage because soldiers were about to deploy to Afghanistan. He says he was trying to prevent the imminent death of Taliban fighters.
A “defense of others” strategy requires defendants to prove they killed a person or people to protect others from immediate danger or death.
Hasan, who’s representing himself at his murder trial, is seeking a three-month delay. The judge may rule Wednesday, delaying jury selection until at least Monday….