The Beard that Conquered Western Civilization

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan’s beard is taking on all of Western Civilization. So far, the beard is winning.

GetReligion’s coverage includes this bit from the AP report:

The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly shaved before his court-martial. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Col. Gregory Gross didn’t appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 shootings on the Texas Army post that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen others. 

But the court said it was not ruling on whether the judge’s order violated Hasan’s religious rights. Hasan has argued that his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, although facial hair violates Army regulations.

And then this about said AP report:

But more than anything I wonder why not a single expert on Muslim grooming could be cited. There have to be various schools of thought on this issue, right? What do they say? Do they say nothing? If nothing, that should be mentioned, too. Did Hasan just make this beard thing up? Did he have any justification? What did his defense argue? Shouldn’t these things be included in the story?

To sum up: a judge in a military court has been removed for attempting to enforce a known military regulation over a religious “right” that may have been entirely made up.

Every day that Hasan drags this out, he drives home the point that his religion–his warped, deranged, Islamo-Fascist religion–is greater than Western Civilization, and all our rules and traditions. He says his god is greater, and we bend to his desires, even as he is on trial for murder. Therefore, he must be right.

This one nutbag is making the supposed greatest military and greatest justice system in the world look like impotent fools. Don’t doubt that the rest of the world is picking up on this message.

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