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Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

Trial of Major Nidal Hasan starts today – gov’t still toes “workplace violence” line

Excerpts of a report from a December 2010 sanity board hearing of Major Nidal Hasan were released yesterday by the Fort Hood shooter to FOX News.

The information, along with other documents recently released to the cable news network at Hasan’s request, may offer a glimpse into his thinking over time.

The sanity board report excerpts describe Hasan’s decreasing interest in his performance in medical school, and his feeling that his military service was in conflict with his religious beliefs.  FOX News summarizes:

The report continues, “He was able to complete the minimum requirements in medical school and attain his degree, but he stated ‘I stopped caring about being a top student.’ He stated that he became conflicted during general psychiatry residency about his religious identify and his secular identity.”

Near the end of his residency, where he ranked in the bottom 25% of his class, Hasan said his military service was in direct conflict with his religious beliefs.

On page 25 of the official report, he is quoted as saying “I am on the wrong side…I am Muslim first…I have to help my Muslim brothers overseas…the wars (in Iraq and Afghanistan) are wars against Islam.”

Further, the evaluators on the three member panel described Hasan’s belief that democracy conflicts with Sharia law, according to the sanity board report.

MAJ Hasan’s core religious conflict was “laws of man were superseding the laws of God…America loves democracy and it (democracy) conflicts with Islam’s Sharia law and it (America) is going to war to eradicate Sharia law…America tries to impose its will on others…Islam doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.”

In other documents released to FOX News last week, Hasan – in a handwritten note – renounced his US citizenship, stating that he is “compelled to renounce any oaths of allegiances that require me to support/defend (any – sic) man made constitution (like the constitution of the United States) over the commandments mandated in Islam … I therefore formally renounce my oath of office … this includes my oath of U.S. citizenship.”

In that same document released last week, Hasan also described the late US born Muslim cleric and terrorist recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki as his “teacher, mentor and friend.”

Hasan’s military trial will begin today, where he is expected to represent himself.

In June, he told a judge that he believed he was defending the lives of Taliban leadership from American troops when he allegedly committed the killings, and requested more time to prepare a “defense of others” legal defense.  The trial judge however is said to have so far denied that will be Hasan’s strategy, according to Associated Press reports (via Washington Post).

The federal government has depicted the Fort Hood shooting as an incident of “workplace violence,” a label that some survivors say has prevented them from receiving combat-related medical benefits. In light of Hasan’s statements to the court in June, legal representatives for the victims and their families called upon the Army to “admit that the Fort Hood attack was terrorism.”

At least one survivor of the shooting is expected to face Hasan in court, according to FOX News:

Staff Sgt Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Hasan at Fort Hood, is expected to testify. He told Fox News that “I hope that if people hear the words from Hasan’s own mouth that they will understand that this was an act of terrorism.”

You can read the full document containing the released sanity board report excerpts below.

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And yet not one of his superiors saw this coming? smh

Just think how different this would have turned out if Nidal Hasan had just worn a hoodie.

If Barry had a cousin in the Army, he’d look a lot like Nidal Hasan.

And they’re both practicing workplace violence. Barry’s version is his attack on America’s economy and social values, as well as his shameless retreat abroad.

But not to worry: it’s all part of his plan for us.

There is no god but the state, and Barry is its prophet.

“Islam doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.”

He’s right about that. Which raises a question I’d like to see one of our so-called leaders answer: why are we allowing millions of Muslims to immigrate to the U.S. when their belief system is so completely irreconcilable with our own?

A few years ago I was preparing a Muslim witness to testify in court in a case. He was here as a refugee, from Bosnia. I explained to him that he would have to stand before the court and take an oath to tell the truth before testifying. He smiled at me and said: “That’s okay, I say whatever you want me to say. Oath mean nothing to me. My religion say lying okay.”

We constantly hear that our immigration system is “broken” and I agree, although not because the system doesn’t allow in enough people, or give them citizenship quickly enough. It is broken because it operates in a way that makes absolutely no sense. We invite people to come and live here with no consideration whatsoever about whether they respect America and American ideals, and/or whether they are willing to make any effort whatsoever to assimilate and live here peacefully.

Someone once said that the U.S. Constitution is not a suicide pact. You’d be hard-pressed to prove that fact by the actions of our current federal government.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Observer. | August 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    “Islam doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.”

    And that just scares the crap right outta me. [Channeling Barry Goldwater here] “Any state / religion that can forbid you from doing something that conflicts with your moral beliefs can also COMPEL you to do something that conflicts with your moral beliefs.”

Uncle Samuel | August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

Interesting that all across Africa and Asia, folks are waking up to the fact that Islamic dictatorial rule brings increased misery and poverty along with oppression, injustice, genocide, racism, misogyny, brutality and killing. So much so that they are wishing for a return to white man rule. At least there was affordable food and there were jobs, law and order and peace.

Did the deleted sanity pages find Hasan has sado-masochistic, sociopathic traits? Islam is a conditioning toward sociopathology and brutality…depersonalizing Islam’s enemy.

It’s actually a good thing that the government hasn’t called this an “act of terror.”

In the military justice system, unlawful command influence (UCI) is a really big deal, and if anyone in a position of authority in this case, including Obama, had publicly stated that this was an act of terror or that the Accused was a terrorist, it could cause serious problems for the prosecution, up to and including dismissal of charges or limitations on punishment (i.e., no death penalty).

This is a slam dunk death penalty case. No need to screw it up by opening one’s mouth and saying something inappropriate.

    Paul in reply to AFJAG96. | August 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    BS, as a traitor he could have been summarily executed.

    This ‘workplace violence’ ruse has cost the survivors dearly in many ways.

    This was all part of the Barry Soetero’s BS campaign narrative, and like virtually everything else he has said, it is complete and utter tripe.

Was the Libyan Embassey attack also workplace violence?

The very first day of proceedings has already blown the lid off this ‘workplace violence’ fantasy.

Ft. Hood Gunman: ‘Dead Bodies Will Show War Is an Ugly Thing’

(a) definition of terrorism: ‘Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, often violent, especially as a means of coercion.’

Can we stop the stupid game of charades now Barry Soetero? You won the election, ok? Your game of semantics helped you push the meme that the terrorists had been defeated. Can we just classify this as what it was so that the survivors can get the help that is afforded to them under the military system?

PersonFromPorlock | August 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Not entirely OT:

How does a foreign-born Muslim, whose religion requires fealty to the Caliphate, swear the US Naturalization oath? It begins:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty….”

[…] focused on “work place violence” as we are currently witnessing in the terror trial “work place violence” trial of Muslim murderer Hasan. The way to fight terror is not with law proceedings in the courts. HOPE and wishes won’t stop […]

“In other documents released to FOX News last week, Hasan – in a handwritten note – renounced his US citizenship…”

Bzzzzt.

Can’t do it like that. You have to be in a foreign country first, then renounce.

A person wishing to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship:

1. appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer,
2. in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate); and
3. sign an oath of renunciation

Renunciations that do not meet the conditions described above have no legal effect. Because of the provisions of Section 349(a)(5), U.S. citizens cannot effectively renounce their citizenship by mail, through an agent, or while in the United States.

I’m hear Russia’s not too picky these days … or Ecuador. But he has to get there first. Maybe Snowden or Assange can give him some tips.

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