Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ft. Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan will have beard forcibly shaved

The Army appeals court upheld the earlier ruling so now it looks like Hasan will appear in court clean shaven.  I am sure he must be quite insulted at this breach of Islamic religiosity but this is American law in an American court so Islam takes a back seat to American jurisprudence.  Sorry Hasan, but you lose this round.

From FOXNews October 18

Fort Hood shooting suspect can be forcibly shaved, US court rules
Photo: CBS

A U.S. Army appeals court has ruled that the suspect in the Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people can have his facial hair forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals' opinion issued Thursday upheld the military trial judge's decision to order Maj. Nidal Hasan to appear in court clean shaven or be forcibly shaved.

It also ruled that Col. Gregory Gross, the judge, properly found that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn't give Hasan the right to have a beard while in uniform at trial.

Hasan has said the beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. His attorneys say they'll appeal the ruling.

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army.

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