Saturday, July 27, 2013
The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting says the U.S. government is at war with Islam.
Maj. Nidal Hasan released a lengthy statement to Fox News on Saturday in which he says he regrets serving in the Army and "participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims, their religion and their lands."
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack at the Central Texas Army post. His trial is scheduled to start Aug. 6.
Hasan is serving as his own attorney and hasn't spoken much in pre-trial hearings or jury selection. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
Fox News reports that Hasan didn't directly address the shooting in the statement.