Jul 27 2013
In a statement released to FOX News, Hasan said the U.S. Military is at war with his religion. “My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land,” the Army psychiatrist said. Hasan then apparently asked if this was a war on Islam, said, “You bet it is.”
FOX News (h/t Martin) However, he does not address the shooting at the Texas Army Base in November 2009 that killed 13 and injured more than 30 others. Hasan also says he regrets his years in the Army, claiming that his service was inconsistent with his religious beliefs. “I would like to begin by repenting to Almighty Allah and apologize to the (Mujahideen), the believers, and the innocent. I ask for their forgiveness and their prayers. I ask for their forgiveness for participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims, their religion and their lands,” he said.
If convicted, on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, Hasan faces execution or life in prison without parole.