Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009, has requested a Bible on death row. The American-born shooter admitted to opening fire on the military base in order to protect Islamic extremists overseas, and refused to shave his beard for religious reasons during his trial in August.
According to Fox News, Hasan shouted "God is great!" in Arabic as he opened fire in the military medical readiness building at Fort Hood four years ago. The former Army officer has proclaimed that he decided to "switch sides" in the war between Islam and America in order to protect Islamic extremists abroad from American forces. Hasan was sentenced to death in August, and is now on military death row at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
While Hasan refused to shave his beard for his trial, he was reportedly shaved upon arriving on death row in accordance with military protocol. Hasan has requested from jail to know the name of the cheese that he is being served (possibly for Islamic dietary reasons), for a clock to keep his daily Muslim prayer times, and for a Bible. "Please send a knowledgeable person to answer my difficult questions, as well as a paperback copy for my personal use," he requested.
According to MailOnline, the President of the United States has to eventually authorize Hasan's execution. The wait for execution on military death row is rather lengthy, and no American soldier has been put to death in over 30 years. Hopefully before his time has come, Hasan's request for a Bible will be granted and someone will share the Gospel with him. Please pray for Hasan to come to know Christ, even in the eleventh hour (see Matthew 20:1-16).