Below, Major Hasan's Islamic power point presentation, made on grand rounds.
Judge Gross is hearing evidence as to whether Fort Hood jihadi Hasan's beard is a genuine expression of his Muslim faith or not. Perhaps the judge should also consider if Hasan's jihad that led to the slaughter of 13 US soldiers was a geniune expression of his faith because it was. Would he be released under that premise?
The devout and pious Muslim who mowed down 13 US soldiers at the Fort Hood military base in November 2009 while screaming allahu akbar (and wearing the garb of a shaheed). Hasan's business card read SoA, Soldier of Allah. Muslim Nidal Hasan gave out his card and qurans the morning of his jihad. More here and here.
"Hasan Allowed to Sit in Courtroom" KCENTV
(KCEN) -- In the most recent pre-trial hearing in the case of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused was allowed to remain in the courtroom, despite him still not being clean-shaven.
In previous hearings, Hasan has been found in contempt, fined and removed from the court to watch proceedings via video because his beard violates Army standards.
So far today, he has been allowed to remain in the room.
Judge Gross has heard evidence as to whether Hasan's beard is a genuine expression of his Muslim faith or not.
The government is arguing that he is using the beard to try to disguise himself so that he cannot be recognized in court.
The defense disagrees, saying Hasan has already made it clear he wants to plead guilty to the charges so there is no reason for him to disguise himself.
The prosecution is also saying that Hasan is using his beard in an attempt to affiliate himself with the Mujahideen, a group of Muslims who struggle in the path of God.
Judge Gross has also denied a former motion to have a prosecutor and a paralegal disqualified based on their use of restricted material to be used in the panel selection process.
UPDATE (KCEN) -- Judge Gross has ordered Hasan to be shaved. Hasan now has the chance to appeal with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
The judge also said no more pretrial hearings will be held until the issue is resolved.