nidal-hasanWill Obama’s Department of Justice pursue hate speech charges against these prosecutors? Have Muslim Brotherhood groups like Hamas-CAIR demanded that the prosecutor be removed for “islamophobia.”

But Obama said it was “workplace violence.” He is despicable. And Obama did it in Benghazi, too. He knew that was jihad, too. But he blamed our freedoms for the blood on his hands.

Prosecutors Friday likened Maj. Nidal Hasan to a suicide bomber, saying he carefully researched the issue of going on jihad before an attack that left 13 people dead and 32 wounded, all but two of them soldiers.

It took five years, five years, to get to this moment. Look at us a decade after 911. Shame on the electorate.

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One interesting point: “until now, the prosecution has avoided stating a motive, but on Friday asked the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, to allow them to present witnesses and evidence that would show Hasan not only studied jihad but argued for it while pursing a master’s degree, and that he claimed U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not justified.”

“Motive is not an element in the trial,” Osborn told prosecutors. “It’s not an element,” Henricks replied, “but it is a way to prove an element, which is premeditation.

The day is often called “5/11” in the Fort Hood community.

Here’s the thing. Motive should be an element. And I am not talking about the vicious and silly “hate crime” laws which Bush should never have signed off on.

On 911, jihad came to America. The objective of this war is to destroy and defeat this nation. 911 wasn’t a criminal act. It was an act of war. Major Hasan’s crime is not a law enforcement matter. He atacked our soldiers on American soil. Jihad is war and he should be executed. Motive is everything.

“Prosecutors: Hasan was on jihad” MySA, San Antonio, August 2, 2013

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This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department shows Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead.

FORT HOOD — Prosecutors Friday likened Maj. Nidal Hasan to a suicide bomber, saying he carefully researched the issue of going on jihad before an attack that left 13 people dead and 32 wounded, all but two of them soldiers.

It was the first time the government has made the allegation or cited evidence that would support the claim that Hasan sought to martyr himself at the end of the massacre.

“We believe that just like a suicide bomber, Major Hasan had no intention of leaving 5/11 alive,” Col.Steve Henricks, one of three prosecutors, said, referring to the day of the attack.

An American born of Palestinian immigrants, Hasan has told a court here that he was the gunman in the Nov. 5, 2009 rampage, and that he hoped to stop U.S. soldiers from killing Taliban insurgents, their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and innocent Afghan women and children.

The day is often called “5/11” in the Fort Hood community.

Prosecutors have charged Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder. He faces another 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the worst shooting of its kind at an American military installation.

Until now, the prosecution has avoided stating a motive, but on Friday asked the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, to allow them to present witnesses and evidence that would show Hasan not only studied jihad but argued for it while pursing a master’s degree, and that he claimed U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not justified.

Prosecutors also said that Hasan modeled his attack on an incident in which then-Sgt. Hasan Akbar killed two soldiers and wounded 14 on March 23, 2003 in Kuwait. Akbar was sentenced to death.

Henricks called Hasan’s attack a “copy-cat” killing. Henricks also said that Hasan did what he could to avoid a deploying to the war zone, including entering a master’s of psychology fellowship program in August 2007. He quoted Hasan as saying “the Army and the government have another thing coming if they they’re going to deploy me.”

The attack occurred a little more than two weeks after Hasan learned he would be sent to Afghanistan.

Prosecutors told Osborn that Hasan had one problem with jihad — killing innocent bystanders. To avoid that, he purchased a handgun with a laser sight, Henricks said, and noted that witnesses say the Army psychiatrist avoided killing civilians.

Two civilians, a government civil service employee and a contract police officer, were shot that day. All the other victims were soldiers preparing to deploy.

“Motive is not an element in the trial,” Osborn told prosecutors.

“It’s not an element,” Henricks replied, “but it is a way to prove an element, which is premeditation.”

Pamela Geller is the Editor of Atlas Shrugs and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.