The judge presiding over the trial of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan today barred several pieces of evidence the prosecution believed would help establish Hasan’s motivation in the attack. Among those pieces of evidence were three emails suspected to have been sent to American-born cleric and Hasan’s “teacher and mentor and friend” Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011.

Also barred are Hasan’s interest in being granted conscientious objector status and an academic presentation he had given questioning the war on terror.

Prosecutors will, however, be allowed to introduce Hasan’s Internet search history to demonstrate his interest in jihad.

Former Rep. Allen West wants to know if the invisible hand of political correctness is at work in this case of “workplace violence” and not treason.

https://twitter.com/steve_seatam86/status/369576882464776192

In a pre-trial hearing, Hasan told the judge he had committed the massacre to protect the Taliban from members of the United States military who were about to deploy to Afghanistan. Last week, he apologized in court for being an imperfect Muslim who had made mistakes in doing his part to help establish a strict version of Islam.

So, why isn’t he on trial for treason?

  • RblDiver

    Because it’s NOT treason, it’s “I got up on the wrong side of the bed and ended up killing some coworkers which is totally understandable so let me off with just a warning,” jeez, get it right!

  • JeffWRidge

    Well, it’s not as if Hasan had killed an abortion doctor, or something. Then he’d really be in trouble. Of course, as the member of one of the left’s protected classes, he would probably get off with a stern lecture if he had.

    • https://twitter.com/1776_Freedom_Fi 1776 Freedom Fighter

      Well said, Jeff. Sadly, Allen West is 100% correct on this topic. Proof via the grim ‘toon seen here:

      • Republicanvet

        That must be General Nitwit who was worried how diversity would be affected by the shooting…although if it were, I suspect most of his ribbons and badges were won at the PX.

  • walterc

    Since he confessed int he trial can we take him out a shoot him with a bullet dipped in pigs blood? Then wrap his body in pigskin and bury him next to Bin Laden so there’s no place to erect a shrine. But unlike Bin Laden, we need to record and post video and photos of the execution and burial. No questions about his fate.

  • therealguyfaux

    In all seriousness:

    Someone would need to explain why he was still there at Ft Hood in the first place, knowing what they already knew about him. Negligence at best and complicity at worst.

    A 60 Minutes report on the Army hospital at Ft Hood, which was not about Hasan, mentioned in the course of the story that they were so understaffed for shrinks there that they pretty much would have done anything to keep any shrink from leaving. Leslie Stahl did the story IIRC and asked that particular “elephant-in-the-room” question, and then the subject was promptly dropped.

    • CatHerder

      Good point. I would also ask why this perp’s sea change went unchallenged. Also, what the hell kind of criteria is the US Army using to screen psychiatrists.

  • GaryTheBrave

    It has been evident since the shooting that PC would be the rule. UCMJ be dammed (autocorrect).

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    PC? Please…f*cking workplace violence was the beginning. The rest has been favoritism and acceptance to the MB. Period…no question. Just like in the administrations foreign policy, denial of acts of terrorism, and backing of Islam and al qaeda. F*ck me already! G*ddamn obvious! Makes me f*cking sick!

  • Clete Torres

    Col. West, sir:

    Of course PC is at work in this trial. Why else would a soldier of the US Army be allowed to dictate to the Courts Martial whether he will or will not wear the uniform during the trial (he IS still a military officer at this time) and whether he will or will not shave the beard off (again, still a military officer and out of regs). IIRC, he is required to wear the uniform while on duty or facing trial under UCMJ.

    I’m sick of this crap. Sir.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      And is still to this day receiving military pay.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Would pinning him down and shaving his face, or wrestling the guy into a uniform really help matters at all? It’s not like the guy is exactly planning on much of a military career after this.

      • Clete Torres

        Yes. He is subject to the same rules as all military personnel until he is dishonorably discharged, and damn well would be shaven and uniformed – with or without his approval and/or help – if I had anything to say about it.

      • Richard Jefferies

        There have been more than one military member force shaved, but that doesn’t matter. He can show up in an orange jumpsuit. His non-compliance should just be noted by the courts-martial and then they should have moved along. No courts-martial in the history of the US military has been as mishandled as badly as this one.

        The courts-martial proceeding doesn’t work like a civilian court. He IS guilty of 13 counts of violations of Article 118, which carries with each count the maximum punishment of death, and the minimum punishment of life in prison. All these shenanigans would never have been tolerated unless there is someone very high up the chain “gumming up the works” in the words of Dear Leader.

      • Republicanvet

        It’s that liberal attitude that resulted in 13 being shot at Fort Hood. Why bother paying attention to hundreds of years of military tradition, honor and regulations? Why worry about a muslim in the military giving a presentation on what he believes about war where the enemy is a muslim jihadi? Why worry about whether Manning released a few details?

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        ……………

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Awwwww.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Nidal doesn’t care, he’s gonna become a ‘Martyr’ anyway.. And I hope his seventy-two Virgins are (Catholic) Nuns armed with loaded Shotguns! Jawamax 8<{D} #DontFeedTheTrolls

      • NRPax

        Doesn’t matter. He’s still an Officer in the Army and he’s still bound by the rules that other Soldiers have to follow. And yes, it would help matters to force him to undergo what you described by reminding him of that fact.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          He killed a lot of people. Being out of uniform is extraordinarily trivial after that.

      • NRPax

        Doesn’t matter. He’s still an Officer in the Army and he’s still bound by the rules that other Soldiers have to follow. And yes, it would help matters to force him to undergo what you described by reminding him of that fact.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Re: Treason of Obama and U.S. Army Maj. Nadal Hasan,
    You, Obama are Polarizing Your Dereliction of Duty and The Highest Oath in Breeching The Constitution, The Uniform Code Of Military Justice. You are a Shame To All Service Members and This Country!
    You consciously and deliberately and with willful neglect, deserted this Nation for Political Fodder called Political Correctness. Resignation is due to our Service Members and We The People!

  • AZWarrior

    There was a time not all that long ago, when the Military Justice System was a model of no nonsense, straight forward Constitutional justice. There seems to be no evidence of that now as it appears that it is susceptible to political influence from the Executive Branch. We will all regret the politicalization of our Military, we may well regret it with the loss of freedom and possibly the loss of our lives.

    • RanierWest

      it took a big hit when don’t ask don’t tell was implemented, people didn’t understand how that would translate to alot of other things. silent no more. soldiers should receive a briefing exiting to get that nonsense out of their heads!

  • MisterIncredible

    We really need to stop asking questions and start making statements.

  • Elaine

    Oh, the stress!

  • 3niaj3

    if I were a victim and it was my turn to speak I would not talk about my injuries or duress. Instead I would go on a rant about the foundations of Islam. I would show the video that was blamed for Benghazi and I would go on to say that Mohammad was a sexual pervert (which he was) and the quotes from the quran that talk about fathers having sex with their infant children. I would mock the fact that multudes of virgins are waiting for him when he dies. etc.
    At least this would make him squirm, this would be the punishment that would drive him over the edge. If he wants to die and thinks his reward will be the great muslim vision, I would mock the shit out of it!

  • ObamaFail

    Obviously the Democrats are scared of offending muslims. Just like they approve of the Muslims celebrating 9/11 with their Million Muslim March next month. Political correctness has made it where you pretty much have to kiss an admitted terrorist’s ass otherwise the fringe left will whine about how you aren’t treating them with “respect.”
    This man admitted to doing this for Allah. That’s admitting to terrorism. He should be discharged, and then hang for treason. If Bradley Manning could be charged (deservedly so) for what he did, then why isn’t this guy getting the same harsh treatment?

  • Voice of reason

    The simple answer is the usurpers aliegance lies with islam. He will do as all Muslims do, divert all guilt for crimes perpetrated by the practitioners of islam and downplay all responsibility for said crimes.

    • BeeKaaay

      Obama’s allegiance lies with Marxism, he uses Islam as the means to bully non-Marxists into compliance. Then Marxists plan on exterminating Muslims to eliminate their treat to Marxist dominance. Of course, Islam plans on exterminating them first, and they have 1300 years practice. (see Northern Africa for example)

  • BeeKaaay

    Because they won’t fry a private first class who leaked documents but want to go after Snowden? Idiots. That’s why.

  • brewerandpatriot

    Treason punishable by hanging with pig intestines after a field trip to the Oscar Meyer factory!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      And buried in the mud Pigs roll in! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I would throw not just the proverbial “Book”, but the ENTIRE LAW LIBRARY at BOTH Nidal and the Judge in this case! This is Treason, and Terrorism, without a doubt! If this were truly “workplace Violence” (Snicker), would he have shouted “ALLAHU AKHBAR!” before attacking? In most incidents of workplace violence that I’ve seen, the person just walks in, without saying too much, and starts shooting. NIDAL IS A TERRORIST, A TREAITOR, AND A BLACK MARK on our proud military! #NoBrainerAlert!! Jawamax 8<{D}
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  • tommcgtx

    Um, I think that was apparent even before those 14 poor unfortunate souls were laid to rest.

  • EllisWyatt

    Before we can call what he did “treason”, we have to consider who Nidal had aligned himself with. It seems pretty clear that his allegiance wasn’t to the USA. Maybe it’s correct not to charge him with treason.
    What I just can’t fathom is why he wasn’t drummed out of the Army long before this happened. So many warning signs here and nobody did anything about it.

    • BeeKaaay

      He was a Muslim. Therefore, the Army pulls a Sgt. Shultz if he acts like a wacko.

      “I see NOTHING! NOTHING!”

  • EllisWyatt

    Before we can call what he did “treason”, we have to consider who Nidal had aligned himself with. It seems pretty clear that his allegiance wasn’t to the USA. Maybe it’s correct not to charge him with treason.
    What I just can’t fathom is why he wasn’t drummed out of the Army long before this happened. So many warning signs here and nobody did anything about it.