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Army Violating Jihadist’s Civil Rights

Army Violating Jihadist’s Civil Rights

DECEMBER 23, 2009

The Islamic extremist Army major who went on a murderous rampage—while chanting "Allahu Akbar!"—at the nation’s largest military base will file a legal motion alleging that his civil rights are being violated because he’s prohibited from praying the Koran in Arabic.

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with murdering 13 people and the attempted murder of 32 others at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas last month, claims several pretrial restrictions imposed by the military are violating his religious and civil rights. Chief among them is that the jihadist must speak only in English with visitors or on the phone unless an Army-approved translator is present.

This is not legal and violates Hasan’s religious rights, according to his defense attorney, who is preparing to file a motion to restore the murderer’s privileges. The lawyer says that police at the San Antonio Army hospital where Hasan is being held refuse to let his client pray in Arabic with his brother, which he claims is illegal. The attorney is also upset that Hasan’s visitors are restricted to immediate family and legal counsel. 

Hasan is an al Qaeda wannabe who has openly expressed anti-American views and has documented connections to Middle Eastern terrorists as well as a radical mosque leader (Anwar al Awlaki) who collaborated with several of the 9/11 hijackers and promotes jihad against the U.S. The Army psychiatrist has also defended Islamic suicide bombers in comments posted on the internet.

During an hour-long talk in front of dozens of other military doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., Hassan said non-Muslims should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats. He also said non-believers are infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire. The presentation was supposed to be a discussion on a medical issue but instead Hassan delivered an extremist interpretation of his beloved Koran.

Days after Hasan massacred 13 fellow Army members and wounded dozens of others, the nation’s Secretary of Homeland Security appeared to be most focused on preventing a politically incorrect wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. Janet Napolitano assured that her agency is working hard with groups across the country to deflect any retaliation against Muslims for one man’s fury. Perhaps she will personally restore Hasan’s so-called civil rights as he awaits trial for the massacre. 

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