Fort Hood Muslim jihadist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, wants to tell jurors that he is being forced to wear the military uniform that he says represents the “enemy of Islam”
The judge will probably refuse to allow him to say this because jurors might start to believe he really is a filthy rotten Muslim jihadist who was given a free medical school education by the U.S. Army and showed his gratitude by slaughtering 13 soldiers and one unborn baby and wounding 35 others.
The BlazeHours before jury selection was to begin in Maj. Nidal Hasan’s court-martial, last-minute issues were addressed at a morning hearing. It’s unclear if the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, will allow him to make that statement to potential jurors.
Hasan, an American-born Muslim, must wear a uniform during his murder trial. Military defendants usually wear a dress uniform during a court-martial. However, both sides and the judge have agreed that Hasan can wear a camouflage uniform worn by troops in combat because it better meets his health-related needs as a paraplegic. Hasan was paralyzed from the abdomen down after being shot by police the day of the rampage.
Hasan, 42, faces execution or life without parole if convicted in the rampage that killed 13 and wounded nearly three dozen on the Texas Army post.