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Fort Hood Shooter Trial Delayed Indefinitely Over Beard
The Blaze ^ | Augnust 18, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 08/19/2012 5:19:25 AM PDT by SLB

A military appeals court placed the trial for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan on hold indefinitely Friday amid continuing issues surrounding Hasan’s refusal to shave his beard, CNN reported.

The court martial was first halted Wednesday so the appeals court could consider the Army psychiatrist’s objections to being forcibly shaved. He has been fined and held in contempt repeatedly for remaining bearded, which is a violation of Army regulations, but says the facial hair is an expression of his faith. Hasan, 41, is an American-born Muslim.

Hasan’s court martial had been scheduled to start Monday for the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, for which he faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted meditated murder.

Hasan first grew the beard in June, prompting a pre-trial hearing to be postponed. The judge in the case, Col. Gregory Gross, threatened in July to have Hasan forcibly shaved if he did not comply with orders to remove the beard on his own.

According to CNN, it was unclear how long the case would be on hold.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; murder; muslim; pc
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To: bert
Shoot him, load the corpse on a C 130, and shove it out the back door over the ocean miles and miles from land

Save the ammo, just shove.

61 posted on 08/19/2012 7:11:18 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: duckman

It is overridden by the political correctness that the military has embraced. The man is in the military, not a Sikh, thus by military regulations, the beard must be shaved off, period. The memories of those killed by this SOB will forever be tarnished by this ludicrous behavior exhibited by the same military and country they served. =.=

62 posted on 08/19/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT by cranked
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Shave his beard with a chainsaw!

Semper Fi


63 posted on 08/19/2012 7:14:27 AM PDT by Moose47 (Cooper's photo)
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If anybody doubts that our "justice system" is being run by an Insane Clown Posse, this should take care of it.

Well, at least the teacher chicklet who likes 18-year-old guys is goin' to jail for a long time. And Jon Corzine is walking around free, billions of stolen dollars later.

64 posted on 08/19/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Diogenesis

It would seem to be easy enough to just try him in absentia and hang him beard and all then bury him with a nice fat Iowa pig!

65 posted on 08/19/2012 7:19:47 AM PDT by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: cripplecreek

Re: Try him with the beard I don’t give a crap.

He murdered one of the soldiers I used to work with at Ft. Harrison, Mt. I say shave him by removing his head with a dull knife. OIF vet

66 posted on 08/19/2012 7:25:29 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: 3Fingas

“...but a ceremonial sword and some Barbasol could also work...”

Hey, whoa! I’ve been using Barbasol for forty years & it’s a smooth comfortable shave. And before you shave off a beard you have to snip it to stubble first. For Hasan, a jagged edged dry shave would give some justice.

Our government & military’s preoccupation with not offending Muslims is an even bigger problem than this sneak mass killer Hasan’s gaming the system to prolong his sorry presence on this Earth.

The only cold comfort seems to be that he is a quadraplegic for the rest of his miserable days and he’s no Charles Krauthammer. Hasan wanted a jihadi’s quick death and that brave female cop denied it to him.

Meanwhile the muzzies go on killing our people. Please to note my tagline.

67 posted on 08/19/2012 7:25:45 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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The judge in the case, Col. Gregory Gross, threatened in July to have Hasan forcibly shaved
IMO: The Colonel has been advised that Obama doesn’t want a trial while he is running for election.

68 posted on 08/19/2012 7:30:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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So whats next? They clear up the beard issue and then he refuses to wear a uniform at the trial, putting off the trial even more?

69 posted on 08/19/2012 7:32:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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There is something the Obama justice department wants hidden in this affair that won’t be uncovered with a razor.

70 posted on 08/19/2012 7:42:32 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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Can’t they just proceed with this case with the defendant “in absentia”? Seems to me, I recall reading something about the UCMJ providing for that if the judge believes that defendant’s behavior warrants it. Let this turd sit in his cell, beard and all... until they come to strap him to the gurney.

71 posted on 08/19/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Vaquero

Part of me says wait until we get an adult at Justice then throw the book at him, but my fear is that King Bozo Ohwhattheheck will pardon Hassan before his is trown out of the White House and ship him to Iraq as a goodwill ambassador...

72 posted on 08/19/2012 7:48:55 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: StAnDeliver; All
"They could try him with the beard, under the UCMJ, as a traitor or a spy."

Oddly enough, the easiest thing to try him as would be a traitor. The first paragraph of Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution provides:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

That's a deliberately hard standard to meet. However, all of it is a slam dunk in this case. Hasan clearly adhered to our Islamist enemies, giving them aid and comfort, in the presentations, witnesssed by many, that he made during grand rounds. He deliberately topped that off by waging actual war against the United States when he murdered 13 military and civilian people at Ft. Hood while yelling "Allah akbar!" Now he's providing more aid and comfort to our enemies by refusing to shave, in open court and before many people.

He isn't bering tried for treason and the military people he killed and wounded haven't been given Purple Hearts because and only because Hussein himself is a traitor who enthusistically sympathizes with, aids, and supports our most evil Islamist enemies.

73 posted on 08/19/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

“At 4:45 p.m., commanded by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the 12th Infantry Regiment, Fort Howard, Maryland, and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, supported by six battle tanks commanded by Maj. George S. Patton, formed in Pennsylvania Avenue while thousands of civil service employees left work to line the street and watch. The Bonus Marchers, believing the troops were marching in their honor, cheered the troops until Patton ordered the cavalry to charge them—an action which prompted the spectators to yell, “Shame! Shame!”
Shacks that members of the Bonus Army erected on the Anacostia Flats burning after the confrontation with the military.”

“After the cavalry charged, the infantry, with fixed bayonets and adamsite gas, an arsenical vomiting agent, entered the camps, evicting veterans, families, and camp followers. The veterans fled across the Anacostia River to their largest camp and President Hoover ordered the assault stopped. However Gen. MacArthur, feeling the Bonus March was a Communist attempt to overthrow the U.S. government, ignored the President and ordered a new attack. Fifty-five veterans were injured and 135 arrested.[11] A veteran’s wife miscarried. When 12-week-old Bernard Myers died in the hospital after being caught in the tear gas attack, a government investigation reported he died of enteritis, while a hospital spokesman said the tear gas “didn’t do it any good.”

“During the military operation, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, later President of the United States, served as one of MacArthur’s junior aides.[16] Believing it wrong for the Army’s highest-ranking officer to lead an action against fellow American war veterans, he strongly advised MacArthur against taking any public role: “I told that dumb son-of-a-bitch not to go down there,” he said later. “I told him it was no place for the Chief of Staff.”[17] Despite his misgivings, Eisenhower later wrote the Army’s official incident report which endorsed MacArthur’s conduct.”

Piss on Patton, MacArthur, and Eisenhower. I USED to hold them in high regard.

74 posted on 08/19/2012 7:56:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Coldwater Creek
I liked "crows" better, LOL.


75 posted on 08/19/2012 8:07:23 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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An alternative view. The military wants him tried under a Republican President so that when he get the death penalty it wont be commuted by the President. Assuming the current one doesn’t just outright pardon him.

76 posted on 08/19/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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Dry shave him with an old fashion double edged blade! It works every time it is tried.

(Dry shave = no water, no lather or foam! Just a good old fashion DULL razor blade on the beard!)

77 posted on 08/19/2012 8:12:02 AM PDT by RdhseRat
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He murdered people and was seen doing it. Trial? What is called for here is some frontier Justice and be done with it. Did he or did he not kill the victims? He is already a walking dead man. We don’t need a show trial, he should have been forgotten history by now.

78 posted on 08/19/2012 8:13:28 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who you chose as President isn't as important as his choice of political appointees.)
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To: RdhseRat

It has nothing to do with a has all to do with the upcoming election.

79 posted on 08/19/2012 8:14:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Good lord; court martial him for refusing the orders of a superior officer, reduce him in rank to E1 and loss of all pay and allowances. Then court martial him on the murder charges and use the beard as the final nail in his coffin and yes
I mean sentence him to death.
Now can I mention a method of execution? There are hog farms where there is so much manure that the farms have large holding ponds. Tye a concrete block to his ankles and drop him in. There are many sources that say drowning is a very painless and easy death so I don’t want to hear any claims of cruelty.

80 posted on 08/19/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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