Banished: Proof of Jihad in Hasan Trial


hasan022wayIn a move that reeks of political motivations, Judge Col. Tara Osborn ruled against the admission of evidence that prosecutors say would show Maj. Nidal Hasan’s jihadist motivations for attacking the Fort Hood military base in 2009. Osborn had been asked to approve several witnesses, along with other key evidence, that would have shown Hasan believed he had a “jihad duty” to perpetrate the atrocity that killed 13 and wounded 32 of his fellow soldiers. Lawyers representing family members killed and wounded by Hasan were rightfully outraged by her refusal to allow the evidence.

The barred evidence included references to Hasan Akbar, a Muslim soldier who was sentenced to death after killing two and wounding 14 of his fellow soldiers in a grenade and rifle attack at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait, two days after the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Prosecutors wanted to suggest that Hasan had carried out a “copycat attack.” Osborn disagreed. ”The court believes Sgt. Akbar is not on trial in this case,” Osborn contended, adding that the introduction of such evidence would ”only open the door to a mini-trial” of Akbar and result in a “confusion of issues, unfair prejudice, waste of time and undue delay.”

Osborn also ruled that presentations made by Hasan during his years in medical residency and in fellowship years were too far removed from the atrocity to be entered into evidence. “It is too remote in time and too open to multiple interpretations,” Osborn said of presentations Hasan made when he was at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

It’s an absurd ruling. Hasan gave one presentation to his supervisors and about 25 other mental health staff members during his senior year as a psych resident in June 2007. If such a presentation, which took place only a year and a half before the Fort Hood killings, is too remote in time, maybe it’s because of the multiple delays in getting this trial underway, one of which included an argument over whether Hasan could keep his beard. (That argument is why Osborn is presiding over the case. The original judge, Col. Gregory Gross, was removed after a military appeals court ruled that his “duel of wills” with Hasan over the beard made him appear biased).

As for the idea that Hasan’s presentation is open to multiple interpretations, so what? A trial itself is the essence of multiple interpretations that are eventually winnowed down by a jury in their effort to determine innocence or guilt. (The jury in this death penalty case consists of 12 officers, all of whom are required to be of Hasan’s rank or higher).

Furthermore, Hasan’s presentation, “The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military,” was a giant red flag. It consisted of 50 slides and information about Islam, suicide bombers, and the potential threats to which the military could be subjected by Muslims conflicted about fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hasan contended that in order to avoid “adverse events,” the military should consider granting conscientious objector releases to Muslim soldiers rather then making them fight against their fellow Muslims. ”It’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims,” he said during the presentation.

There were other equally disturbing parts as well. Under one slide, titled ”Comments,” Hasan wrote, “If Muslim groups can convince Muslims that they are fighting for God against injustices of the ‘infidels’; ie: enemies of Islam, then Muslims can become a potent adversary ie: suicide bombing, etc.” [sic] The last bullet point on another page stated, ”We love death more then [sic] you love life!” The “Conclusions” page was equally revealing. Hasan stated that ”Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam” and that “Muslim Soldiers should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly–will vary!” [sic]

What makes Osborn’s refusal to allow what would appear to be a substantial piece of evidence regarding Hasan’s motives even more bizarre is the reality that Hasan himself explained his motive and admitted his guilt in his opening statement. ”The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter,” said Hasan. He also voiced his allegiance to America’s enemies. ”Evidence will show I was on the wrong side of America’s war and I later switched sides. We in the mujahideen are imperfect beings trying to establish a perfect religion … I apologize for any mistakes I have made in this endeavor.”

A “mujahideen” is defined as a Muslim guerrilla engaged in jihad.

That would be the same jihad in which another American-born Muslim named Anwar al-Awlaki was engaged before a U.S. predator drone strike took him out in Yemen in 2011. Al-Awlaki, who had lunch at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11 in an effort to engage in Muslim “outreach,” became a key member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Yet Osborn ruled that emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki were also inadmissible, because they would have to be “redacted to prevent undue prejudice by association” and the resultant redactions would make them irrelevant.

In other words, despite the reality that Hasan has declared himself an enemy of the United States, it would be prejudicial to associate him with another enemy of the United States with whom he regularly communicated.

Osborn also ruled that prosecutors could not use Hasan’s 2006 inquiry into the possibility of filing conscientious objector status. Considering that this would have tied directly into his lecture on the same topic during his presentation at Walter Reed a year later, Osborn demonstrates an equally foolish, but unsurprising consistency.

Osborn did allow the prosecutors to introduce evidence of Hasan’s Internet searches on jihad and the Taliban, but according to CNN, it was limited to “days and hours before the attack.” FBI Special Agent Charles Cox III, a computer forensics examiner, testified that someone had used Hasan’s computer to pull up an article titled, ”Pakistan Taliban Chief Urges Taliban to Fight Army,” only two hours before the mass murder took place.

It is no secret why Judge Col. Tara Osborn was determined to severely limit the prosecution’s attempt to establish motive. Lead prosecutor Col. Steve Henricks’ opening statements made it clear where their side was going. “He didn’t want to deploy and he came to believe he had a jihad duty to murder soldiers,” said Henricks, who further contended Hasan wanted to “kill as many soldiers as he could.”

Those ideas are completely antithetical to the Obama administration’s determination to remove all references to Islamist jihad from the Fort Hood slaughter. Nothing speaks to this effort more clearly than the reality that the mass murder of American soldiers by a Muslim several witnesses alleged was shouting ”Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned them down was officially labeled “workplace violence.” Moreover that label, in conjunction with Osborn’s rulings, would sharply limit damages in the civil suit brought by the victims’ families, compared to what they might receive if the shootings were an act of terror, including Purple Hearts, combat medals and superior health benefits.

Neal Sher, a lawyer who represents many of the victims and their families, was offended by Osborn’s rulings. ”This is first degree mass murder case and motive is absolutely relevant to prove premeditation,” he explained.

Sher further noted the bizarre nature of the proceedings, in that the government “is talking from both sides of its mouth,” with the military defense maintaining the administration’s see-no-jihadism position, while the military prosecution insists Islamic jihad explains everything Hasan has done.

Unfortunately for the administration, it would seem almost certain that Hasan, who will get the opportunity to present his case after the prosecution rested yesterday, isn’t about to corroborate their insufferably PC version of his rampage. In addition to his opening statement, two clues indicate precisely the opposite.

First, Hasan released three pages from his Sanity Board Report to the New York Times last week. In it he justified killing his fellow soldiers because they were “going against the Islamic Empire.” The report also noted that Hasan would have been honored to die because it meant “God had chosen him as a martyr.” And Hasan himself told the military board that ”I’m paraplegic and could be in jail for the rest of my life. However, if I died by lethal injection I would still be a martyr.”

Second, and perhaps most telling, Hasan and prosecutors have officially agreed on the definition of jihad:

Under Islam, the central doctrine that calls on believers to combat the enemies of their religion. According to the Qur’an and the Hadith, jihad is a duty that may be fulfilled in four ways: by the heart, the tongue, the hand, or the sword. The first way involves an inner hatred for those evils that cannot be overcome by the other 3 [sic] ways. The ways of the tongue and hand call for verbal defense and right actions. The jihad of the sword involves waging war against enemies of Islam. Believers contend that those who die fighting in All-Mighty Allah’s cause are guaranteed a place in paradise as well as a special status.

Osborn’s rulings may be have thwarted the prosecution, but it won’t make any difference. Hasan has his platform, and it seems almost certain that politically correct facade erected by the Obama administration will be completely shattered. Its destruction couldn’t be more well deserved.

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  • Hank Rearden

    Are these the people you want deciding whether your child should have an operation?

    I know, I know. This is military bureaucracy and the other is civilian bureaucracy. But it is the bureaucratic mindset, which ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS blows with the politically correct wind. ALWAYS.

    ALWAYS career over principle in a bureaucracy. Lois Lerner is the patron saint of bureaucracy of which this judge is an example. The admin doesn’t want jihad showing up anywhere, so they get a toady to sit on the Bench and pretend black is white.

    • herb benty

      The “left” is using Islam to set aside Judeo-Christian Patriots- for good! PC is to eliminate dissent and create a fake(astro-turf) ” united in Progress- Forward(marxist)!!!

  • M.T. Aziz

    Brother Hasan was acting in self-defense against military targets waging a war on his people. He has saved the lives of innocent Afghani and Iraqi children by carrying out this unfortunately necessary strike. The real terrorists are Barack Obama, George Bush, and Netanyahu, who have the blood of millions of innocent Muslims on their hands. One day the flag of Islam will fly atop your White House and the real criminals will be punished. Allahu akbar!

    • pdxlady

      You sick son of a bitch…I hope you are not living in my Country…

      • M.T. Aziz

        What makes you think it is “your” country? Allah rules everything in Heaven and Earth, and you will be made to submit to His Divine Will in time.

        • Drakken

          Soon muslim, real soon. God bless the Crusades. The day is fast approaching where our mere presence will instill fear and no matter how many woman and children you hide behind, it won’t matter.

        • ziggy zoggy

          M.R. Azzhole, and just how are you sub-humans and your mythological moon god going to force America to submit? Throw rocks at us? Bite our ankles? Islam is weak and America is invincible.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Brother Hasan was acting in self-defense against military targets waging a war on his people.”

      But that also makes him one big fat liar too. What a shock. Notice he never resigned nor turned away pay as a US Army soldier.

      We know how your side plays. We’re done with it. You’re only here to breathe because we’re also merciful but don’t count on that lasting forever.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      Why is Obama one of “the real terrorists?” Isn’t he defending Hasan?

    • FactsRule

      As always, a Muslim following Mohammed & lying for the sake of Islam; nothing new. You have to lie about who we fight to make your point. America & Israel foolishly go out of their way to avoid killing so-called innocent Muslims. Comparing, the least innocent of any non-actively fighting people in the world are Muslims. You sub-insect lying would-be and actual mass-murdering Muslims are just that, lower than insects because insects are created to kill in order to survive, while Muslims survive to kill, you filthy vermin, just like your mass-murdering pedophile completely false prophet & your completely evil religion, as can objectively be seen by any normal human being studying it inside & out, Sunna & all, as I have. Nothing ever created comes anywhere near to matching Islam for its sheer evil in so many ways.
      If Israel wasn’t so stupid, they would have repatriated the genocidal Arab Muslims back to Jordan & Egypt. If they wanted to, Israel could have done what you lied about, killed millions. It’s too bad that they didn’t drop bombs on the large gatherings of blood-thirsty savage barbarian sub-vermin scum Arab Muslims, who recently decided to steal the name Palestinian (The Palestine Post was a Jewish newspaper), when they gather by the thousands to shout their blood-thirst shouts of seething genocidal hatred. Egyptian Muslims know better how to handle such genocidal Muslims, gun them down, blow them up.
      I’m so very happy every time I see the massacres of the genocidal Syrians with their kids they teach nothing but genocidal hatred for anything not Islamic. How criminally sociopathically evil.
      Muslims around the world, everywhere they’re found, every day murder & torture.
      Thereligionofpeace.com has kept count of most of the daily atrocities committed by Muslims worldwide in their fight against civilization.
      Non-Muslims are not in a fight of civilizations, but in a fight for civilization against uncivilized, totally evil Islam.
      And, that’s exactly what it is for all to see! Just study it as I have, listen to formermuslimsunited.org.
      And, listen to audios, watch videos, & read the writing of Muslims fighting to make Islam acceptable to civilization, an uphill battle against the brainwashed genocidal strict followers of Mohammed, may his evil, evil name be erased.

    • Hass

      Don’t worry your little pea brain there Inbred Pedo Worshipper.

      The world is realising quite fast that Muslimes are nothing but a burden on the civil world. You parasitic savage scum you.

    • CowboyUp

      You mean like the Iraqi and Afghani children your brother jihadis regularly blow up or kill when they attack children’s hospitals and schools in those countries? Nice try goat molester, but nobody was attacking hasan, so it obviously wasn’t self defense. He wore the uniform of his confessed enemy and collected a salary from us so that makes him an illegal combatant and a traitor.

    • Dyer’s Eve

      What will satisfy your bloodlust, M.T.Aziz? Come on, tell me! Islam?

      Even if you and your gaggle of slap-headed neanderthals revive your bloody caliphate, you will never know peace. Why? Because Islam has NEVER known peace. It is a religion of war, and you damned well know it! The main precept of Islam is to wage war (jihad). Read your Qu’run! And I’m sure you do.

      Peace does not become Islam.

      I could go on, but I’m not going to waste time on a neanderthal who will NOT listen. Enjoy yer Islam. You deserve it. Unfortunately, those without guilt have to suffer and pay for your religion’s bullshit. And that I find most intolerable!

      I hope to meet you one day, M.T.Aziz, for I will show you an example of God’s work.

    • Brice H. Barnes

      May the fleas of a thousand mangy Syrian camels infest your private parts.

    • glpage

      The Taliban and other Islamist groups probably kill more innocent Afghani and Iraqi children than do American forces. So, using your logic Hassan should have been in Afghanistan infiltrating and killing Taliban. (I tried to get “Mohammed is a pig” translated into Arabic at Babelfish; the response was “Sorry we are unable to translate your request.” Darn PC crap. But another translation site gave me this “محمد خنزير”.)

      • defcon 4

        Wow, that is an interesting development. I’ll bet you would have no problem getting Jesus was a pig translated into Arabic though or alternatively that Jews are pigs.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Mount @$$es, were you acting in self defense when you raped all those goats?

    • Drakken

      Aren’t you in for one very nasty brutal awaking, when us infidels finally get tired of trying to make nice with you sub human savages, the velvet glove will come off and the mailed fist carrying a mace will be put on. One day soon your going to be more concerned with staying alive and putting food in your belly than with waging jihad on his, you’ll hate us, but you will soon learn to fear us.

    • iluvisrael

      You must have pretty strong stuff in your hookah acchhhhmed cuz Israel isn’t going anywhere!

  • R

    I am a closet Saudi Arabian atheist and under Islamic Sharia
    law,it’s a capital crime to be an atheist and that is punishable by vigilantes
    legally as well as authorities by beheading so it’s lethal to declare that I am
    an atheist. Islam which literally means SUBMISSION is a fascist totalitarian
    supremacist ideology hell bent on world domination not a religion.There’s no
    freedom under its barbaric Sharia law by which criticizing Islam,public apostasy
    of Muslims,proselytizing any other faith,being publicly homosexual and having premarital
    or extramarital sex are capital crimes punishable by beheading,hanging and
    stoning to death and it’s even illegal to drink alcoholic beverages and eat
    pork which are punishable by whipping and imprisonment ,and Muslims have been
    instructed in the Qu’ran and Hadiths to spread their faith to all the world and
    subjugate all countries to Islamic Sharia even if done deceitfully(‘taqiya’ and
    ‘kitman’ doctrine)and even by terrorizing them and there’s no such thing as
    moderate Islam and moderate Muslims are just sleeping terrorist cells and all
    practising observant devout Muslims are jihadi Islamists who will sacrifice
    everything for global Islamic takeover and the establishment of a caliphate
    where Shariah is dominant and the only law and constitution under which all non
    Muslims will either be forced to convert and SUBMIT to Islam or be beheaded
    with the exception of Jews and Christians who would be made to convert to Islam
    or pay ‘jizya’ tax and live persecuted
    as humiliated and threatened second class citizens with most of their
    human rights not granted. I plan on immigrating to America after I pass the USMLE..
    all western citizens who value FREEDOM should immediately STOP electing Muslim
    appeasing liberals and ‘politically correct’ leftists who will foolishly cause
    the west to be Islamized by their Muslim mass immigration and social welfare
    providing policies and their endorsement of multiculturalism(which is a good
    thing but not with Islamic culture)or
    else face hell under Islamic Sharia.THIS IS A WARNING FROM A ‘KAFIR’ (INFIDEL OR NON
    MUSLIM) LIVING IN AN ISLAMIC THEOCRACY SHITHOLE which I am trying to leave. Islam
    has always been at war with the west and for the west to finally conquer Islam,FREEDOM-valuing/loving
    patriotic westerners MUST elect nationalist politicians who will have to stop immigration of Muslims,allow
    only non Muslim immigrants into the west if necessary,deport Muslim immigrants
    to their to homelands and leave them to die off as most Muslim states are
    technological and economic failures and will not have the knowledge or the
    resources to even provide medical care and food for themselves if it was not for
    the civilized developed world aiding them.

    lslamic campaigns: Byzantine–Arab Wars:
    634–750 Conquest of Persia and Iraq: 633–651 Conquest of Transoxiana:
    662–751 Conquest of Sindh: 664–712 Conquest of Hispania (711–718) and
    Septimania (719–720) Conquest of the Caucasus: 711–750 End of the Umayyad
    conquests: 718–750 Conquest of Nubia: 700–1606 Incursions into southern
    Italy: 831–902 Conquest of Anatolia: 1060–1360 Byzantine-Ottoman Wars:
    1299–1453 Further conquests: 1200–1800 Decline and collapse: 1800–19

    Hate and violence and terrorism towards non Muslims in the quran
    (sura – verse )

    2 - 24 39 90 104 114 121 126 162 167 174 175 191 216 257 264

    3 – 4 10 12 19 21 77 85 91 102 105 106 116 131 151 176 177 178 197

    4 – 14 18 37 55 56 115 137 138 140 145 151 161

    5 – 3 5 10 14 33 36 72 73 86

    6 – 49 70 93 125 128

    7 – 36 38 41 50

    8 – 14 35 37 50

    9 – 3 13 17 49 61 63 68 73 74 90 113

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h3UqoHUcnFU&bpctr=1376190270

  • Rocky Mountain

    What I don’t understand is that Hasan has admitted that he did it, people saw him do it ergo, why is a trial even being held?

    • Hass

      Because of that Muslime Usurper. He doesn’t want his brethren to hear Americans utter the Jihad word. You know how sensitive they are…

      • Rocky Mountain

        Obviously there’s something going on but I know of many criminal trials in which the perp admitted his guilt and was simply sentenced by the judge. I think this is done to avoid the death penalty in many cases.

  • Lanna

    Absolute Proof that Hassan killed fellow officers. This trial is a sham and gives Islam glory for killing 13 American soldiers, just like the Million Muslim March, its not about respect for the dead on 911, caused by Terrorists, its about glorifying the Jihad that killed lthem, just like they want to build a mosque everywhere Islam had a successful conquest.

    • Brice H. Barnes

      You couldn’t be more correct! Thanks for your post.

      • Lanna

        You’re welcome, A large majority of the public has eyes that see the whole picture of the Jihadists and their goals!

  • joespook

    The jury knows why Hasan committed these murders because he told them. The judge is keeping the record clean and avoiding an unnecessary appellate issue. It’s smart.

    • ziggy zoggy

      All judges and lawyers must die.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Nero fiddles as Rome burns.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    Exactly! The zealot with his pride-filled confession will destroy all the stealth and evil machinations cooked up by Obama, Holder and their 40 thieves to make Islam look innocent. I dream of the day when they themselves are put on the stand for their crimes against America. And that should include collaborating judges like this walking insult to justice.

    • Abdullah MIkail

      Thankfully, if your profile pic is true in form, you will not be here thirty years from now when the absolute proof of you asinine opinion comes to light…it will save you the embarrassment, however, since you won’t be here to see it…Islam is a blessing for this country…

      • SteveFinSC

        Islam is a Satanic death cult and a blight on all mankind!

  • John Davidson

    Everything done within our justice system seems to mirror a Hollywood production now.

  • Walter Sieruk

    The Quran teaches in Sura 9:112. “The believers fight in Allah’s Cause , they slay and are slain. kill and are killed.” Likewise, the Quran in Sura 47:4 also instructs “Whenever you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads untill you make a great slaughter among them… ” Using a firearm a Hasan used can make a greater “slaughter among them” then a sword can. These verses are just two of the many places in the Quran that teach violence and killing. Some “peaceful religion” Islam really is. Let the truth come out in court. The reality of the truth about the dangers of the murderous violence of the militant jihadism of Islam.

    • Abdullah Mikail

      Walter, you have no idea what the meaning is of what you have conveyed…I know, you THINK you do…sorry, you don’t.
      Context and Tafsir aren’t everything…but they rank up there with oxygen.

  • Major

    Though she did allow prosecutors to use records of Hasan’s Internet usage and search histories at the time of the shooting:

    There in lies the problem folks. There’s not and will never be… a woman in uniform..and I don’t care what rank (PC) she was “awarded”..that has the knuts or the DNA to sit in judgement of any combat soldier…period. This is a huge mistake to allow this to happen, let alone sit on a bench.

    They just don’t get it…none of them have the stomach for real justice and to do what’s right in this case.

    Even the woman “judge” in NY that’s declared “stop & frisk” unconstitutional. It’s disgusting and just show’s how damn weak and silly we are.

    • Major

      Excuse me…Disquis won’t allow me to edit their for they’re..my apologies.

      • Abdullah Mikail

        Stop and frisk is a violation of the constitution both you and I took an oath to defend. Don’t split hairs in your loyalty.
        Now, the other subject I agree with you…we need seasoned combat veterans sitting in command and or judicial positions…no question about that.

    • Drakken

      As a Marine I completely agree with you.

  • Larry Larkin

    Motive is always an issue in a murder case. How can the judge possibly, in any court, deny the prosecution the ability to bring forward motive?

  • knowshistory

    we should free hasan and try the criminals responsible for the presence of muslims in our country. we should start with George w “religion of peace” bush, and barack Hussein “I will stand with the muslims” Obama, and work ourselves right to the bottom of the huge steaming pile of traitors who have allowed our country to be invaded by the religion of crime, perversion, and genocide. to hell with hasan. hasan is only a symptom of the corruption that rules America.

  • tokoloshiman

    reductio ad absurdum!

  • spyeatte

    The jurors are high-ranking military officers who I am sure know the situation and the case quite well. A person would have to be a toad-stool to think Hasan was anything other than an Islamist, regardless of what was said or not said in this court marshal trial. Besides, Hasan admitted as such in his opening statement.

  • defcon 4

    Stay safe. I imagine the thought police in Soddy Barbaria are active on the internet as well.

  • newsel

    Sounds like this judge is looking for her next promotion……

  • Dan Knight

    Dude, you are not safe. The goof balls running SA may not know you are posting here, but if they get wind of it, all they have to do to find you is get a cooperative geek.

    Though most geeks would not do it if they knew what would happen, most of the geeks I know with the capability to find you are liberal fools who are totally ignorant of the world.

    I strongly suggest you not post – not b/c I disagree, but because your life is in far more danger than you can guess.

    Again – you are ‘safe’ only because the traffic load means no one is looking for you.

    • Abdullah Mikail

      Yeah, and you actually believe “R” is a real person????

  • herb benty

    This Judge could have been lifted out of a Norwegian or Swedish court, leftism/partnered with Islam is ruining the West, which is the intention.

  • marineh2ominer

    It seems this ” Judge ” , and in this case I use that term extremely loosely , has given Obam-ass her back door privileges , seeing as how he isn’t interested in the front door .

  • USARetired

    Anyone who is not willing to call Muslims Muslims, Islamist, Islamist, Jihad, jihad, are not qualified to be considered American citizens. Islam is and always will be our most serious enemy in the world!

  • cathy

    The massacre at Fort Hood and Muslim soldiers with attitude
    By Michelle Malkin • November 6, 2009
    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/06/the-massacre-at-fort-hood-and-muslim-soldiers-with-attitude/