Judge in Hasan case rules out evidence of early extremism

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Presentations that may have shown sympathy to Islamic extremism were ruled inadmissible Monday in Maj. Nidal Hasan's Fort Hood, Texas, court-martial Monday.

Witness describes taking Hasan down in Fort Hood massacre

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A police officer testified Friday about the gun battle in which accused killer Maj. Nidal Hasan was shot, ending the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

British Embassy in Yemen to open Sunday

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The British Embassy in Yemen will open its doors for regular consular services starting Sunday, the British ambassador said Friday.
Fort Hood judge orders prosecutors away from defendant's sanity report

Fort Hood judge orders prosecutors away from defendant's sanity report

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors trying Maj. Nidal Hasan for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, have been instructed not to look at a medical evaluation of his sanity.

Military panel, Hasan representing himself makes for rare trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 soldiers in 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas, could be a rarity for the military panel system, experts said.
Fort Hood accused setting up appeal?

Fort Hood accused setting up appeal?

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Is Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood, Texas, killer who insists on representing himself, trying to set up an appeal based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel? If so, based on court precedent, he's probably whistling in the wind.
Standby lawyers in Fort Hood court martial appeal order to remain

Standby lawyers in Fort Hood court martial appeal order to remain

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Lawyers serving as standby counsel for the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre Friday appealed an order they stay in that role.
Fort Hood judge rejects standby lawyers' request to limit role

Fort Hood judge rejects standby lawyers' request to limit role

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A military judge at Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday refused to let Maj. Nidal Hasan's standby lawyers limit their involvement in his court-martial.
Fort Hood shootings court martial suspended for day

Fort Hood shootings court martial suspended for day

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. military judge suspended the court martial of the accused Fort Hood shooter Wednesday after a lawyer said he appears to be seeking a death sentence.
'I am the shooter,' Army psychiatrist says as court martial begins

'I am the shooter,' Army psychiatrist says as court martial begins

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Army Maj. Nidal Hasan told a Texas military court Tuesday morning "I am the shooter" as his court-martial began in the death and wounding of dozens of people.

Hasan releases documents denouncing U.S. citizenship

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Accused Fort Hood, Texas, mass-killer Army Maj. Nidal Hasan has issued documentation in which he renounces his U.S. citizenship and abandons his military oath.
Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- An American overseas is linked to acts of terror in the United States. He repeatedly calls for more American killings. On the run in a foreign desert, he is beyond the reach of the U.S. justice system. So the president, acting to protect the country, orders him killed. A CIA drone strike takes him out in Yemen. Simple, right?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Writer

Accused Fort Hood massacre suspect says U.S. at war against Islam

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused shooter in the Fort Hood massacre in Texas, says the United States is at war against Islam.

U.S. citizens advised to leave Yemen

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Any U.S. citizen currently inside Yemen should leave the country immediately because of the threat from terrorism, the U.S. State Department said.

Maj. Nidal Hasan warned about questioning jurors at court-martial

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- A military judge in Texas cautioned Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan against telling potential jurors he was the gunman in the Fort Hood massacre.
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Major Nidal Malik Hasan, USA (born September 8, 1970) is an American Army officer who is the sole suspect in the November 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting, which occurred less than a month before he would have deployed to Afghanistan.

Born in Virginia to parents who had moved to the U.S. from a Palestinian town near Jerusalem, Hasan joined the Army while in college and became a psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to the shooting, he had expressed extremist views which had been brought to the attention of his superiors and the FBI. Hasan was discovered to have exchanged e-mails with Imam Anwar al-Awlaki asking for spiritual guidance regarding violence. Awlaki has since been linked to other attacks by radicalized Muslims, and he quickly blessed the Fort Hood operation because it was against a military target. Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn also praised the "Mujahid brother" as a "pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model." The attack was described by a Senate report as "the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.". General Jack Keane testified that the military "failed to deal with radicalization" as Hasan's "open displays of violent Islamist extremism was a violation of military rules" and should have been discharged.

However investigators in the FBI and U.S. Army determined that Hasan acted alone and as of yet have found no evidence of links to terrorist groups. They are satisfied that his communications with Awlaki, targeted in 2010 as a dangerous Al Queda leader, posed no threat at the time. Attorney General Eric Holder has declined to state that radical Islam was the major motive for Hasan's attack. A Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of likely American voters believed that the shootings should have been investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Nevertheless, Hasan was not charged with terrorism and it was widely debated as to whether Hasan could be called a "terrorist". One terrorism analyst believed Hasan was "acting individually because he doesn't want to deploy overseas". Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. The hearing, which determined whether Hasan would be fit to stand trial at court martial, began on 12 October 2010.

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