Judge Orders Fort Hood Suspect to Get Rid of Beard
Nidal Hasan must shave or be shaved before trial
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2012 1:03 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram shows Nidal Hasan.   (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram)

(Newser) – Nidal Hasan will definitely be clean-shaven before his murder trial begins, the AP reports. After a hearing today to determine whether a religious freedom law could allow the suspected Fort Hood shooter to keep his beard—which violates Army regulations—a military judge found that the defense couldn't prove Hasan is growing the beard for reasons related to his Muslim faith, and ordered that Hasan shave it or else be forcibly shaved. But Hasan's lawyers plan to appeal, which means another delay in the case.

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Observer
Sep 8, 2012 11:17 AM CDT
"Suspect"? Try fucking merderer and traitor. Shoot this skidmark at dawn and burn his body. Why is he still breathing? For military publicity? Or for propaganda purposes? Whatever. Execute him now.
Barbs1133
Sep 7, 2012 12:35 PM CDT
This murderer is still in the military and beards are not allowed. His lawyers will lose on this one. Religion does not trump the rules this time.
awojoone1
Sep 7, 2012 7:56 AM CDT
Can I cut his beard off??? I will cut his head off at the neck and make him VERY, VERY, clean shaven !!!! OOOPPPSSSS ?? My razor slipped !!! The weed whacker idea makes good sense also !!! You know what people DEMAND????>>>J U S T I C E !!!! ""OFF WITH HIS HEAD""