Fort Hood Massacre Judge Removed for Forcing Nidal Hasan to Shave his Beard

We only have one command and one item in the Bill of Rights these days. Thou shalt not offend the Muslim. Even after the Muslim has carried out a terrorist workplace violence massacre, hurting his feelings is still not an option. So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces removed Col. Gregory Gross because he did not appear to be impartial enough.

How did Col. Gregory Gross offend the sensibilities of a mass murderer and his supporters? Read and weep.

An Army appeals court upheld the shaving requirement in October. But Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces said the command, not the judge, is responsible for enforcing grooming standards.

The court said it was not ruling on whether the judge’s order violated Hasan’s religious rights. Hasan has argued that his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, although facial hair violates Army regulations.

“Should the next military judge find it necessary to address (Hasan’s) beard, such issues should be addressed and litigated anew,” judges wrote in the ruling.

But of course the message has been sent and the next judge will know to leave Hasan’s beard alone. Islam 1. US military regs 0.

And there was also this…

At a June hearing, lead defense attorney Lt. Col. Kris Poppe said the judge showed a bias against Hasan when he asked defense attorneys to clean up a court restroom after Gross found a medical waste bag, adult diaper and what appeared to be feces on the floor after a previous hearing. Hasan, who is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the shootings, has to wear adult diapers – but the mess in the restroom that day was mud from a guard’s boots, Poppe said.

And the adult diaper probably also came from the guard’s boots. As Obama would say, The future will not belong to those who slander the Jihadis of Islam.

Judge James E. Baker, head of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces appears to have strong Democratic affiliations.

Judge Baker previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) (1997-2000), where he advised the President, the National Security Advisor and the NSC staff on U.S. and international law. Judge Baker served as a legislative aide and acting Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1985-1987).

Then there’s Judge Erdmann

Judge Charles E. Erdmann joined the Office of High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and initially worked on establishing the first anti-corruption unit in Bosnia. He then coordinated the international community’s judicial reform efforts and later was named the Head of the OHR Human Rights and Rule of Law Department. In that position he was responsible for: judicial reform/rule of law; support for human rights institutions, civil society and NGOs; public education; property rights; and domestic war crimes trials.

And there’s your problem in a nutshell. The military judicial system is run by the same people who run the ordinary one.

  • steve

    they should just kill him and quit wasting money on this POS

  • JacksonPearson

    This all falls back onto the Obama administration that re-branded the Fort Hood massacre "a workplace violence." The word and term "terrorism" somehow escapes their vocabulary. And you can bet, that since Major Hasan faces the death penalty, Hussein Obama will make sure this case drags on forever.

  • LibertyMan

    Perhaps Judge Baker should be removed from the bench for showing his incompetance in judging military trbunals. Judge Baker might as well of stated the defendent wanted to wear clown shoes at his hearing, he should be allowed.

    I wonder if the lawyers arguing a case in front of him appeared in court wearing a Groucho nose and glasses what would be his reaction. And they wonder why the American people have little faith in the justice system from the family court to the supreme. No Ethics! No Common Sense! No HONOR!.

  • jakespoon

    Wearing a beard is a tenet of his religion,huh. Next he'll demand an exploding vest. That seems to be a tenet of theirs also.

  • rockman

    Pluck it then, don't shave it.

  • Mary Sue

    Hahaha what? Idiots on the appeals court!

    Wait, that shouldn't surprise me.

    Shampoo/Condition his beard with Neet or Nair. ;)

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    • Bart

      Immediate execution would be just in this case. Because justice is delayed, lawlessness increases.

  • Raymond in DC

    Curious that Hasan continues to receive his military pay, despite refusing to abide by army regulations. – not just regarding the facial hair, but those (at least implicit) prohibiting the killing of one's fellow soldiers.

    • Mary Sue

      he shoulda been DIS-honorably discharged, then the beard thing wouldn't matter, would it?

  • drivesguy

    Article 92 UCMJ.

    Any person subject to this chapter who—
    (1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
    (2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
    (3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;
    shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

    The judge in the case is not only just a Judge but also an officer in the Military. He gave the defendant a Lawful order. The Defendant disobeyed that order.

    The judge should have ordered another Article 32 hearing to be heard by a Special Court Martial. The jury could then have sentenced Hassan to Solitary confinement until the conclusion of the General Court Martial.

  • Robert

    AR670-1 Excerpt

    Personal grooming. Hair and grooming practices are governed by paragraph 1-8 of this regulation, and exceptions or accommodations based on religious practices will not be granted. As an exception, policy exceptions based on religious practice given to soldiers in accordance with AR 600-20 on or prior to 1 January 1986 remain in effect as long as the soldier remains otherwise qualified for retention.

  • Guest

    Since the new judge is female, I hope she has a hijab handy as that will be the next issue if she doesn't. I believe one of the gitmo attorneys is female and though not Muslim, wears a hijab at cour appearances. Will be interesting to see what transpires.

  • Vietnam Vet

    It's a shame, now they uphold the Muslim religion , but destroy the religious beliefs of AMERICA.