The Battle Over the Fort Hood Jihadist’s Beard Begins Again


Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Jihadist, just wants the world to know that he’s a Muslim terrorist. The authorities don’t want anyone to know that, but they are bending over backward to accommodate his Islamic demands.

Hasan wanted to grow out his beard. The judge wouldn’t let him. So the mean old Judge, Col. Gregory Gross was replaced with the nice and terrorist-friendly Judge Tara Osborn who was happy to let the terrorist keep his beard.

Hasan, who is Muslim, said that he had grown the beard for religious reasons and that it was protected under freedom of religious expression.

Military prosecutors disagreed, as did the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, who ruled that the beard violated the military dress code. Gross held Hasan in contempt of court for refusing to shave, ordered him removed from the courtroom, and ultimately ordered that his beard be forcibly shaved.

The man accused in the Ft. Hood shootings may get to keep his beard — at least for now.

A military judge’s “duel of wills” with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan over whether Hasan would have to shave made the judge appear biased, requiring his removal from the case, a military appeals court ruled Monday.

But now the beard rears its ugly head again.

Nidal Hasan, the former army major who killed 13 soldiers at a Texas military base, will likely be forced to shave as he awaits his death sentence.

Military prison officials at Fort Leavenworth released a statement saying: “All inmates are considered soldiers and are treated as such. All inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks must abide by Army Regulation 670-1 (grooming standards which prohibit beards) unless there is an exception to policy granted.”

For more than a year, Hasan had been seeking an exemption from the rule, wanting to keep his beard for religious reasons. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces allowed him to keep his facial hair during trial proceedings.

According to army regulations, prisoners who resist grooming may be tied to a restraint chair and then shaved. The use of force is permitted if it is videotaped and explained by a “detailed written report”…

And no doubt he’ll get another friendly exemption to avoid offending Muslims. Because that’s our counter-terrorism strategy now.

  • BS77

    Who cares about the vermin’s beard? Four years to go to trial…..and he will probably die of old age in prison. In 1940s he would have been tried and hanged in a matter of weeks.

    • BS77

      The guy killed 13 and wounded 30….and we are worried about his freakin beard? This is the result of several decades of PC OOOHHHH SOOOO SENSITIVE multicultural diversity ROT….

  • catherineinpvb

    Hassan wins; he has kept his monthly paycheck; and his beard. Better; he had been given a choice. At very least; beard as ‘non-Military’ – no pay; or ‘Military Regs.’ A Court Martial cold have aided/abetted this MO.

    So yes; we are safe in agreement; that Hassan will not be forcibly shaved. Can imagine the video and it’s being compared to a water boarding torture and humiliation. (The horror of it. . .) We know too; that Obama the Muslim Hearted would never allow – should it get that far. And ‘they’ know as well; so it never will.

    This is life as we know it; per it’s unfolding. The ‘inmates’ are in charge of the asylum and no change in sight. . .

  • Biff Henderson

    When it comes to beards and hair (As to length or opting to selectively remove portions thereof) Army regulations are set in stone. What I have not heard in the discussion is that a service member is given 30 days to test their religious conviction (Even if it manifests itself in an outward display contrary to Army regulations) before any punitive action can be taken against them. Once the time has elapsed Article 15 proceedings can commerce that could result in the service member being severed from the military with fines and/or a dishonorable discharge. In my view, despite the lack of an Article 15 proceeding, the Army set a de facto precedent in the Nidal Hasan case that Muslims can sport beards. The Army mocked its own procedural process so a Stealth Jihadist that revealed himself would be allowed to drop the pretense of mocking the Sunna that is permissible under taqiyya.

  • JacksonPearson

    Shoot the SOB ASAP, then bury him beard and all in a pork lined casket!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood Jihadist, just wants the world to know that he’s a Muslim terrorist

    Uhm…are you also hearing things as well? Sorry, but jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam and is always and only waged by Muslims alone, while terrorism, on the other hand, is perpetrated for all kinds of various political causes and always and only by non-Muslim infidels. If Nidal Hasan wanted the world to know that he is a terrorist, which isn’t even an Islamic manifestation, instead of a jihadist, he would say so. However, although he has had numerous opportunities, he has never once ever claimed to be a terrorist, however, at the same time he has repeatedly said he is a soldier of Allah, i.e., a mujahideen, which is a jihadist.

    You just can’t accept the fact that the political correct narrative of Islam as defined by GWB and neo-cons like you is incredibly fantasy-based. Indeed, it comes straight from Europe, which is in the process of being rapidly Islamized. Nonetheless, to you geniuses, it is never about Islam, but it is always about Muslims, i.e., extremist Muslims, radical Muslims, Islamists, AQ, the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, everything and anything but what the problem actually is, which is Islam.

    • Northstar

      Terrorism = Jihad

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Terrorism = Jihad

        Terrorism and Jihad are not one and the same thing, as terrorism is perpetrated by people from all cultures and societies, for a myriad of different political reasons and causes, and is always and only violent, while jihad, on the other hand, is specifically and only holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam, is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all mainstream orthodox Muslims in one form or another and is therefore waged only by mainstream orthodox Muslims in the cause of Allah as opposed to infidels from all societies and cultures for a myriad of reasons and causes, and unlike terrorism manifests both violently and non-violently, but overall astronomically far more non-violently relative to non-violently.

        Northstar = Unhinged Mentally Incompetent Moonbat!

        • Northstar

          Jihad = Terrorism
          Jihad = Murder
          Jihad = War
          ObamaYoMoma = Unhinged Loon

          • ObamaYoMoma

            In effect, you have been brainwashed via the leftwing dominated mass media. Indeed, you’re hopeless and will always be a low information moonbat.

          • Northstar

            In effect you’re a left wing troll trying to undermine a CounterJihadist site with concern trolling