The Future Life of Major Hasan
By Michael Burkert
Presently hospitalized at
Brooke Army Hospital in Texas, is none other than
MAJOR NIDAL MALIK
HASAN, the “alleged”
terrorist, who murdered over a dozen of his fellow soldiers, at
Ft. Hood, Texas,
Allahu Akbar, or “Allah is great.” Rumors have it that Major
Hasan may be paralyzed as a result of being shot four times by a
civilian police officer who put a stop to his bloody holy war, waged
at Fort Hood. Accordingly, our partisan media is already casting
Major Hasan in the light of a “victim.”
President Obama’s decision to try Major Hassan in
martial, as opposed to federal court. Obama no doubt made this
decision for one very good reason. If Hasan is convicted and if he
is sentenced to death, only the President of the United States has
the authority to ultimately condemn him to the gallows. Not so in
federal court, where a federal judge has this authority.
Since 1951, when the
Uniform Code of Military Justice was enacted by
only 10 servicemen have been executed as a result of the death
sentence ordered by Court Martial. The last soldier executed was
Bennett. He was convicted of rape and attempted murder. Bennett
was hanged in 1961. In 1962, President Kennedy refused to sign the
death warrant for a sailor convicted of murder. Kennedy commuted the
sentence to life imprisonment.
The last soldier to receive the death penalty is
Gray. Gray was convicted of multiple rapes and murders in 1987.
He has appealed his conviction through a series of courts of appeal,
but in 2005, President Bush signed his death warrant. Still, four
years later, Grey has yet to exhaust the appeal process. So far,
Gray has spent 22 years on “death row” and still remains above
ground. If he is ever executed, it won’t be for many years. Gray may
die of old age before his appeal process is finished. His case will
most likely end up in the Supreme Court.
So what will be the outcome of the pending court martial of Major
Nidal Malik Hussein? Why did the President choose to have Hasan
tried in a Military court martial, opposed to federal court, or even
a Texas State Court? One word explains it all… control.
The odds that Major Hasan will be convicted are fairly in the favor
of the government. That being said, it will be most difficult to
find a panel of officers (peers) to hear this case, who are not
already fully aware of the facts and circumstances surrounding
Hasan’s terrorist attack on Ft. Hood, Texas. Accordingly, any appeal
will center on the claim that Hasan did not get a fair trial.
The defense will put the government on trial, the army and of
W. Bush and
Dick Cheney. The process will likely become a THREE-RING CIRCUS,
as will the trials of
Sheikh Mohammad and his cronies, currently safely tucked away in
But, if the unthinkable does happen and Hasan is convicted and
sentenced to death, what will be the reality of this outcome? First,
an automatic appeal will occur following a conviction for murder.
The long appeal process will begin. It will take many, many years.
The Second Coming may well take place before Hasan’s legal team
exhausts the appeal process.
However, from the start, you can rest assured that Major Hasan will
have the finest legal team available. Already there is a defense
fund being set-up for him and he will have his own “Dream Team” of
attorneys, private investigators, legal and religious researchers
and other support personnel, who will work diligently toward
Major Hasan’s trial will be the highest profile military trial since
the court martial of
General Billy Mitchell. Except this time,
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS will take the lead. Remember what
George Casey said when asked why Hasan was not removed from his
post after making multiple and frequent treasonous statements.
“Diversity, trumps security,” was the drift of General Casey’s
I believe that it’s likely that Major Hasan will be convicted of
multiple murders. However, I think it highly unlikely that a court
martial will impose the death penalty. That leaves life imprisonment
as the sentence he will most likely receive.
If this is to occur, Major Hasan will live a fairly good life at the
U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He will
be afforded three halal
meals per day, meals prepared in accordance with strict Islamic
purity laws. He will be allowed to pray five times per day; visits
by an Islamic Chaplain on demand and of course, he will have his
Sunnah as well as
any other Islamic texts he might demand. He will have the right to
wear Islamic garb and will be allowed to grow his hair and beard per
Islamic customs and traditions.
Naturally, he will likely have access to
Islamic newspapers and other publications. He will be allowed to
assume the role of a living
confined by infidels and tortured and abused, when of course, he
will essentially live a very secure and cultured life. Military
prisons are not run like civilian prisons. They continue to be
military installations and discipline is still enforced and military
President Obama, in making his decision to try Major Hasan in a
military court martial is able to project toughness. Although if the
truth were known, his decision to use the military would be exposed
for what it really is, coddling Major Hasan and the avoidance of any
embarrassing federal court conviction and death sentence which Obama
could not control or commute.
We are witnessing, once again, the inverted world we live in. Where
right is wrong and wrong is right; where good is bad and bad is
good; where diversity trumps security and where it especially trumps
The bottom line is that Major Hasan, even if convicted and sentenced
to life imprisonment, will have ample opportunity to continue his
Jihad from within the walls of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. Far
from being over, Hasan’s new life will just begin. As he is a
relatively young man, he will have many years to convert fellow
confinees to Islam and to carry out his own personal holy war
against the United States and our way of life.