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Accused Fort Hood shooter makes first statement in court
CNN Justice ^ | 8-30-12 | Jennifer Rizzo

Posted on 08/30/2012 8:28:02 PM PDT by bimboeruption

The Army psychiatrist accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting told the military judge his Muslim faith requires him to wear a beard, marking the first time Maj. Nidal Hasan has made a statement in court.

"Your honor, in the name of almighty Allah, I am a Muslim," Hasan said. "I believe that my religion requires me to wear a beard."

Hasan made the statement after the presiding judge, Col. Gregory Gross, asked why he was still in contempt of court -- in other words, why Hasan hadn't shaved his beard, which is against Army regulations.

"I am not trying to disrespect your authority as a military a judge. And I am not trying to disrupt the proceedings or the decorum of the court," he said. "When I stand before God I am individually responsible for my actions."

Gross has threatened to have Hasan forcibly shaved, previously citing the regulations and the right to ensure "that a military trial proceeds without a distracting and disruptive sideshow."

Hasan was found in contempt of court again Thursday, fined $1,000 and sent from the court to a trailer where Hasan watched the rest of the proceedings via closed circuit TV.

A hearing has been scheduled for September 6, to discuss whether Hasan's religious claims would prevent him from being shaved.

Hasan's court martial was scheduled to start last week at Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas, where he is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32. The trial was delayed when Hasan's legal team petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals to prevent Gross from ordering Hasan's facial hair shaved.

The Court of Appeals found that Hasan's petition was "premature" because Gross had not yet issued a definitive order. If an official order was given, the appeals court said, Hasan could file another petition.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fthood; hasan; islam; muslim
"I am not trying to disrespect your authority as a military a judge. And I am not trying to disrupt the proceedings or the decorum of the court," he said. "When I stand before God I am individually responsible for my actions."
1 posted on 08/30/2012 8:28:05 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption
Obama and Holder “ Workplace Violence not Terrorism
2 posted on 08/30/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: scooby321

I wonder if Obama will issue an EO to halt the shaving?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 8:37:04 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

Take that POS out of the courthouse and summarily execute him with a .38 through both his eyes and finish it with a limited.45 through his forehead .


4 posted on 08/30/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bimboeruption
no problem... let the POS rot in jail till he shaves, it's up to him but you just know the court will bow to this scumbag
5 posted on 08/30/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bimboeruption
Enough of this crap.

He is subject to USMJ. Shave his stupid beard if he won't shave it.

Give this animal a trial. Then, put him away for the rest of his life at hard labor.

6 posted on 08/30/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: bimboeruption

Send him to GTMO and throw away the key.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Vendome
Take that POS out of the courthouse and summarily execute him with a .38 through both his eyes and finish it with a limited.45 through his forehead .

No, 6 shots. Right kneecap, left kneecap, right elbow, left elbow, groin, forehead. I'd give him 24 hours between each shot.

8 posted on 08/30/2012 8:42:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Send in Jethro Gibbs


9 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Volunteer; All

Agreed. This SOB had no issue with shaving his face for how many years to hold his job? And for those who feel he needs to be locked away forever, horsecrap. Summary execution and make it pay per view and have that money divided up between the victim’s families.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 8:52:42 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Volunteer

YES, Shave it odd from the neck up!!!!


11 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:34 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: P-Marlowe; Volunteer

He’s paralyzed from the waist down.

Shave him, try him, find him guilty, sentence him to death, carry out the sentence. Faster than they did McVeigh, who probably holds the modern record.

Otherwise some poor nurse is going to be wiping his butt and cleaning his bedsores. That’s hard labor.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:28 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: bimboeruption

So grow one after you’re convicted and before you hang, punk.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:28 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: bimboeruption
I hereby volunteer to do the shaving.

Mind you, I have no idea what I'm doing.

14 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:21 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bimboeruption

The only thing we should be hearing from that guy is the thud when his dead body hits the deck.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:31 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: P-Marlowe

I concurr. Can we shave the first three layers of skin off him and pour lemon juice on him and release 5 gallons of magflies next to him?


16 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: scooby321

YEAH! He can start with an arm bar....or whatever comes to mind...


17 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bimboeruption

Did this guy have his beard when he was on active duty and shot up his peers? Just curious since it is against regulation. He just seems to want to cause a disturbance. Just shave him forcibly, give him his last meal of bacon and push his traiter butt in front of the firing squad for heavens sake.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:50 PM PDT by formosa
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To: bimboeruption
"I am not trying to disrespect your authority as a military a judge. And I am not trying to disrupt the proceedings or the decorum of the court," he said. "When I stand before God I am individually responsible for my actions."

When Hasan stands before the God of Abraham, being sans beard at the time of his death will be the least of his problems.

19 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:54 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: bimboeruption

His goat smelling and goat humping behif sur shaved fro the Amry prior to this didn’t it? Yes, he shaved. HE IS A LIAR!


20 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:04 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Volunteer

It seems fair to judge him as to his beard before he killed people.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:01 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: formosa

No, he did not have a beard when he committed all of those murders. This is just his latest stall tactic. It has been nearly three years now and he still hasn’t had to face justice. Heck, around here (Ft. Hood) we recently saw Nasir (sp? don’t care.) Abdo tried and convicted...and his attempted act of terrorism was just a year ago. Ugh, Hasan has denied his victims and the survivors of those he murdered justice for almost three years; meanwhile he is living rent-free in a safe prison and receiving better medical care than many people you know. All the beards in the world aren’t going to help him when he faces the good Lord.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 9:12:13 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: formosa

23 posted on 08/30/2012 9:13:56 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

It amazes me that we put up with this BS.

Shave his beard. cover him with pig fat and hang the SOB.

blessings, bobo


24 posted on 08/30/2012 9:14:19 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: heartwood

Hmm...I’m all in favor of swift capital punishment, except....

Execution gives this dirtbag the status of jihadi martyr & one last chance to scream “ALLAHU AKBAR!!!”

Hasan has, so we’re told, the use of his arms. Lots of paraplegics, many of them our brave wounded warriors, can do personal hygiene & live independently more or less.

So....why not sentence his sorry Muslim @ss to life at hard labor? He’ll be busted to private as well. Wheel him out into the prison yard, hand him a bricklayer’s hammer and tell him to get the h**l to work & make little rocks into smaller ones. If he refuses, leave him there in his wheelchair in the hot sun while his guard sits under a beach umbrella with a cooler full of cold drinks & a fan blowing.

Otherwise, lock him up in a skylight-only cell with his beloved Koran & no TV, no internet, no Muslim contacts, no nothing.

Unfortunately, this is the case with the other jihadi dirtbags like Moussaoui, Richard Byrd, Feisal Shahzad, etc. They’re not complaining because they believe Al-Qaeda will pull off the ultimate mass hostage taking & get them sprung. This keeps them going.

I take it back, then. Shave his beard with the cameras rolling, record his screams, then execute him in the most ignominious manner possible for a muzzie: death by hanging, since constricting the throat prevents the soul from escaping and it will get buried under pig parts along with his sorry @ss.

Only....PigSh*t Hasan is laughing up his sleeve since he knows the real reason for his delayed trial isn’t the brilliance of his defense team, but the Army chain of command’s enforced PC ignorance that disregarded all the warning signs he willingly left until he did his dastardly deed. When Hasan goes down, a lot of senior Army officers will be sweating bullets. Fifty caliber, that is.

Pardon the rant. Born of frustration.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Volunteer

Murderers don’t have rights and I can’t believe this has been allowed to go on this far. Where are the men in our country to say NO to this PC crap.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bimboeruption
OK, US Army and Judges. why is this murdering piece of Muslim scum still breathing after over three years?

Shave his beard, prosecute him, find him guilty, and execute him.

After the death sentence is pronounced and before he goes lights out, feed him nothing but pork. If he's starving, he'll eat it. If not, well that's a good Muslim's choice isn't?

No 72 virgins for you Major Nidal Hasan. Make sure Hasan’s family knows he's been gorging himself on pork (or not) and pack the body in pork left overs before delivery to them.

27 posted on 08/30/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: bimboeruption

A hearing has been scheduled for September 6, to discuss whether Hasan’s religious claims would prevent him from being shaved.
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The koran requires him to protect women and children but that didnt prevent him from murdering in cold blood women and an unborn child...


28 posted on 08/30/2012 9:47:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: martin_fierro

Maybe the blind Imam will hold your arm steady...


29 posted on 08/30/2012 9:48:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bimboeruption

Eye for eye
Tooth for tooth

Shoot him with the same gun he used on his victims, same number of bullets.

Cremate him in a pile of central Texas feral hog carcasses.

No repeat performances. No martyr.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 10:02:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: bimboeruption

What the blankety blank blank happened to summary judgement ?


31 posted on 08/30/2012 10:30:32 PM PDT by onona (Thank you fellow Freepers)
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To: bimboeruption
A hearing has been scheduled for September 6, to discuss whether Hasan's religious claims would prevent him from being shaved.

They're actually going to play his game with a hearing?

What if he next claims that his religion compelled him to murder infidels... is that now going to be a valid factor for this court to consider?

32 posted on 08/30/2012 10:37:46 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: bimboeruption

His “religion” has got a lot of people killed. Shave the pig.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 12:36:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: bimboeruption
I have a deceased friend that was on the rifle range at Ft Hood, when the Security Police Commander drove up and said,
He told me that had the civilian cops been another 5 minutes later in arriving, that stinking terrorist would have been killed by the Army's best sniper squadron.
But the civilian cops took charge of the scene as the Army snipers were deploying into position.
Damned the luck. Civilians always screw things up!
34 posted on 08/31/2012 12:46:48 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: bimboeruption

Needs shaved with a blow torch so the trial can go forward.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 1:04:32 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: oneolcop


An old Army tradition would be the simplest solution......
36 posted on 08/31/2012 1:19:13 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (68 days)
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To: bimboeruption

Fine, he want to claim Islam, lets do like those who practice the so called religion of peace.

Shave him with a shamshir, starting at the back of his neck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamshir


37 posted on 08/31/2012 2:33:54 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: bimboeruption

Why is there even a trial then. If he is “required” to wear a beard because of his “faith”, then he is also required to kill the infidels. He admits to being guilty in that case. Just hang him and have it done.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 4:40:08 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bimboeruption

No beard when the bloody freakin’ Mooselem committed murder x 13-and wounding more than two dozen before his violence was answered with equal force.NO beard when he gave his jihadi power point presentations to a captive audiance. Dang seems to me since he is still drawing pay as an Army Officer his goatsbeard is supreme disrespect for the Army that has given him opportunity to plan and prosecute Jihad as a beardless Muslim enemy of America. No beard until the spawn of Satan is deemed healthy enough to stand in Military Court so he ought be dry shaved in that Court with those surviving service members given opportunity to get a lick in with a dull straight razor till he is presentable for a Military Court.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 5:04:53 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: bobo1
It amazes me that we put up with this BS.

No mystery here election is not until November, no trial, nor embarrassing press. If Obama wins the trial will be over, if he loses, expect a Clintonian forgiveness move.

40 posted on 09/01/2012 2:47:05 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
His “religion” has got a lot of people killed. Shave the pig.

He still holds his rank and pay. Is this a great country or what?

41 posted on 09/01/2012 2:53:54 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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