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OMFG

 Congratulations on letting this turn into a circus, Colonel Gross. If we're going to be this stupid, how about just let him go, and drop him off in Pakistan?

#EPICFAIL

Clearly, the military justice system is incapable of handling this trial.  From The Blaze, via Kevin:

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.

They should just dimiss the bastard from the service and give him to Texas. He'd be stuck and buried before this fricking Colonel will get over the beard.  

This is worse than the drawn-out farce of the Bradley Manning courts-martial, where there at least are classification issues and a boat-load of documents involved. (Still, there is nothing to be proud of in that farce, either). 

 Way to get played by the Defense, fellas.

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The Military justice system isn't incapable of handling the trial, they just seem to be unwilling. This is a slam-dunk conviction if ever there was one, esp under the UCMJ. The court could have been convened the next day and a just verdict reached. It would seem they have allowed political correctness to pollute the process, possibly with "guidance" from much higher up the chain of command.

I simply can't imagine that a non-Muslim suspect would have taken this long to be brought to trial and the court reaching a decision. Hassan is still in the service and subject to the rules and regulations the same as any other person, so hold him accountable the same as any other person. SHAVE HIM and put him the courtroom. If the officer corps is too politically contaminated or craven to handle the (non)issue, then turn him over to some Drill Sergeants and they will take square away the problem instantly.

This has gone on beyond the absurd. And yes, based upon the incontrovertible evidence against him, any sane court would find him guilty and then have him marched straight out the courtroom and placed in front of a firing squad.
 
Forcibly remove his frikking beard!  At the neckline, with a dull razor. 
Oops. the razor slipped.  So sorry.

Instead of getting their panites in a wad, just add on a refusal to obey a lawful order (to shave) and get on with the trial for the terrorist murders he comitted. 

This treasonous bastid should have been executed about 20 minutes after his victims were cleared from the area.  Or, the responding cops (civilian cops protecting an ARMY base- what's wrong with THAT picture?) should have used sufficient force to elminate the threat when they arrived, not just wound him.

If he prevails on the "religious obligation" excuse for the beard, the defense [bastids!] wiil surely use that a precedent to excuse his Koran mandated killing of infidels, as validated by that scum Immam Al-Awaki.
Lawfare did not create our counrty, nor will it protect it.
 
I had a Bro at WRAMC when this douchebag was there. he got into fights with the wounded over Islam and the guys complained and NOTHING was done about the guy while he railed to them about Islam. I remember my Bro before the shooting telling us about the Mujahideen Major.
 
 The Military has been thoroughly polluted by the PC Virus. They can't handle a real problem anymore. Only the troops down on the ground are making anything work these days. How much longer that will be the case is anyone's guess. I doubt it will be much longer.
 
Splendid example of failure at the highest levels. P-Poor Leadership throughout the entire outfit with very rare exceptions.  Oldtyme phrase sez it all     "NO  GUTS, NO GLORY".

It sure must be a strain  these days,  trying to serve with Honor.
 
J(NTA) explains it all.
 
J(NTA), Short cut (Pun Intended). Just plain quick justice, like shoulda been done a long time ago. Not PC? Well, most I have no respect for most politicians and only a handful do I respect at all.
 
Remember remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.
 
P.s. Singe his damn beard off with a propane torch! Maybe that won't scorch his face too much, but I don't really care about that.
 
 I just read the article,  they should give him a “flat top", from the left shoulder to the right shoulder and solve the grief.
 
P.p.s.  I write as one who has grown a really nice beard lately, and gotten compliments about it.  However, if I were to join up with an Army which forbade me to grow a beard, well, I think I would be required to shave it off.  Part of the Uniform, and all that.
 
P.p.p s.   I believe armies started requiring sojers to be clean-shaven in the Great War.  The French started doing it to cut down on the number of infected head wounds. Then came the gas, which required a clean shave so that the gas mask would fit closely.

If we can't shave that guy's beard off, let's run him through the gas training facility once a day for a couple of months, with a mask which won't seal on his bearded face.
 
My inner Aspie says, Git A Rope. Short drop, too. Let him strangle for a while.
 
Just did a quick search to refresh my rapidly diminishing memory..  this guy was clean shaven BEFORE, and perhaps WHEN, he committed his heinous acts...  DId he find "religion" in a prison cell as so many others before him claim?  If it's in fact an expression of his faith, why was it okay for him before this? 

Looks like a thinly veiled attempt at thwarting the justice he so richly desrves.....
 
Just did a quick search to refresh my rapidly diminishing memory..  this guy was clean shaven BEFORE, and perhaps WHEN, he committed his heinous acts...  DId he find "religion" in a prison cell as so many others before him claim?  If it's in fact an expression of his faith, why was it okay for him to be clean shaven before this curt-martial? 

Looks like a thinly veiled attempt at thwarting the justice he so richly desrves.....
 
p2 has nailed it. It looks like one of those grasping-at-straws jailhouse "conversions."

A genuine jailhouse conversion would inspire someone to do what that axe-murderer gal in Texas  did.  That is, instruct her lawyers to stop all appeals, and be ready to take her medicine.

Confession to God and forgiveness from Him does not excuse one from the secular punishment; you still have to take your medicine.