Fort Hood shooting suspect: I support Taliban

ANGELA K. BROWN
July 10, 2013
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FILE - 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. Tight security measures are in place at the Texas Army post and neighboring city of Killeen in preparation for the start of jury selection Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Hasan's capital murder trial. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage has been telling some potential jurors that he supports the Taliban and the strict Islamic Sharia law.

Maj. Nidal Hasan is serving as his own attorney in his court-martial. He's been asking questions of individual Army officers on the second day of jury selection.

Hasan faces execution or life without parole if convicted in the rampage that left 13 dead and nearly three dozen wounded on the Texas Army post.

Several potential jurors said they had negative views of Muslims, the Quran or Sharia law. But they said they could put aside those views and only consider evidence in the case.

A 13- to 16-member jury will be chosen for Hasan's court-martial.