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Nidal Hasan Convicted of Fort Hood Killings

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Nidal Malik Hasan faces a possible death sentence after being found guilty Friday of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more when he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas in November 2009.

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Kit B (276)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:34 pm

Finally. This did happen in 2009 and it's about time the families see some form of justice.

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:37 pm
The wheels of Justice do move slowly...sometimes you can nap between movements. Nice to know Justice can make a good decision once in a while. Noted with thanks.

Kit B (276)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:46 pm

An old saying, "The wheels of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly well."

marie C (163)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:59 pm
Yes justice need to be seen

Lindsey O (19)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 6:36 am
I think he does deserve the death penalty and I hope it's imposed (though perhaps a life sentence without parole at Leavenworth's Barracks would be a crueler punishment, and I wouldn't object to that - he would be very, very unpopular in a military prison where even the other prisoners are among those Hassan wanted to kill, and outraged fellow prisoners can make life behind bars quite unpleasant). He admitted his guilt (which wasn't in doubt to begin with). He gave his reasoning (he was "waging Jihad against the U.S." by deliberately killing people without any exigent circumstances whatsoever. He violated his oath. He hasn't asserted legal insanity.

If Hassan wanted to fight against the U.S., he should have resigned his commission, left the U.S., and joined the Taliban. I'm sure they would have welcomed him with open arms.

I wonder why this thread has, so far, been avoided by many of those here on Care2 who normally are highly interested in the issues of the virtues of Islam, purported unreasonable anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., the wrongness of the Afghan war, and the like. On second thought, I'm not surprised. After all, when something is indefensible it's really better in the minds of some to ignore it altogether rather than to condemn it as it deserves.

. (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 6:47 am
About time! I'm not sure why it took so long to convict him. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:27 pm
This case has been going on for such a long time already. I he could possibly appeal???
I feel to sad for all the families that lost loved ones, and still having to deal with this. Enough is enough!! A life sentence without parole in Leavenworth, as mention by Lindsey, would be a good answer as he would be treated in the manner he so deserves. If there is an execution, I think there would end up being a backlash from
Muslims. Noted and shared.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:51 am
What's the saying . . . "If you represent yourself, you have a fool for a client."? Well represent himself he did. No witnesses, no testifying himself, no closing statement. Hassan's lawyer was a fool. It is almost as if he wants to die, but why? To be a martyr? To free himself from being paralysed?

There will be appeals --- they are automatic, especially if the jury comes back with a death sentence. I do not believe in the death sentence for anyone. In this case, I think that a death sentence would only make a martyr of Hassan. As John G says:"Now for a multiple life sentence without possibility of parole. No virgins and little boys for this monster!"

Diane O (194)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:35 am
I believe he should be put to death. The taxpayers should not be feeding him and giving him healthcare for the next 30 years. Put him down. He deserves it. Next on the agenda: This needs to be changed to a terrorist attack from "work place violence." We have innocent Americans who need to receive compensation for this horrendous crime.
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