“In the name of the almighty Allah, I am Muslim. I believe my religion requires me to wear a beard. I am doing this as a sign of my faith. I am not trying to disrespect you or this court. When I stand before God, I am responsible for all my actions,” Hasan said.
Unimpressed, Judge Gross advised that he would proceed with an order to forcibly shave the Defendant . . . . . both the military judge and the Army’s postion can only be described as ridiculous.