The Fort Hood Shooter really is out of his mind.
Nidal Hasan, the former Army psychiatrist who opened fire on his fellow soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas in 2009 killing 13 people sits on death row.
He’s decided that he’s going to go on a hunger strike now, and wants America to care.
Instead of eventually starving to death, which would be the ultimate trajectory of a hunger strike, Hasan’s too cowardly to do even that. He’s on a “99-pound hunger strike” to protest America’s “hatred for Sharia Laws.”
His plan is to “reduce and then maintain a total body weight of 99 pounds” in his protest.
Hasan still considers himself a “soldier of Allah,” even as he sits in his sell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, awaiting his death sentence, Fox News reports.
On March 27, Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, the commanding general at Fort Hood, issued a statement effectively saying Hasan will not be dismissed by the U.S. Army until he is executed.
“In the case of Major Nidal M. Hasan (redacted) … the sentence is approved and, except for that portion of the sentence pertaining to a Dismissal from the Service and being put to death, will be executed,” he wrote.
Hasan’s attorney said they are looking at “a very lengthy appellate process — initially via the military appellate courts … then on to the Supreme Court and thereafter through the tangled web of federal courts.”
Retired Staff Sgt, Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Hasan, told Fox News senior executive producer Pamela Browne, “The fact that this guy who has no regard for human life still thinks he still has the right to make a statement is tragic.”
Nearly eight years after the attack, Manning is still mired in the military’s appeal process to receive combat-related benefits for his injuries. Manning’s next hearing is scheduled for April 11 at Fort Lewis, Wash. Manning and 41 of his fellow soldiers injured and killed at Fort Hood were finally awarded Purple Hearts in 2015.
Hasan’s 2009 massacre finally ended when he was shot by civilian police officer Sgt. Kimberly Munley. Hasan, now partially paralyzed, is one of six inmates on military death row at Fort Leavenworth.
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