WASHINGTON — Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter that was a U.S. army psychiatrist, is standing trial of murdering 13 U.S. soldiers and wounding dozens at Ford Hood four years ago.
Reuters reports that Hasan is representing himself during the military trial.
He is in a wheelchair after being shot by military police after the attack and in his opening statement, said that “war is an ugly thing”. His motivations were radical Islam, which has not been emphasized by the mainstream liberal media.
Hasan said, “Evidence from this trial will only show one side. I was on the wrong side but I switched sides”. He was born and raised a Muslim in America. He said he was trying to stop soldiers from a war on Islam, and shot them days before he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan.
When shown the pistol he used to shoot his victims, he said, “Your honor, that is my weapon.”
If convicted, he faces the death penalty.