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August 2, 2013 - 5:41 am

Nidal Hasan, on trial for killing 13 and wounding 30 in a 2009 shooting spree at Ft. Hood, Texas, sent some of his writings to Fox News. In those writings, Hasan renounces his American citizenship, he renounces his officer’s commission in the US Army, and signs off as “SoA” or “Soldier of Allah.”

In the only document bearing a date — Oct. 18, 2012 — Hasan writes: “I, Nidal Malik Hasan, am compelled to renounce any oaths of allegiances that require me to support/defend (any – sic) man made constitution (like the constitution of the United States) over the commandments mandated in Islam … I therefore formally renounce my oath of office … this includes my oath of U.S. citizenship.”

In another document, the only one which is typed, Hasan declares that American democracy and Shariah law are incompatible. “There is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict. … in an American Democracy ‘we the people’ govern according to what ‘we the people’ think is right or wrong; even if it specifically goes against what All-Mighty God commands.”

The Obama administration outrageously classifies the Ft. Hood massacre as “workplace violence” rather than terrorism. Hasan’s writings say otherwise, that he attacked and killed — shouting “Allahu Ackbar,” no less — because he wanted to wage jihad on the United States. He has made a mockery of his trial by making an issue of sporting a beard in accordance with his Islamic beliefs, but in violation of Army regulations.

The “workplace violence” designation has allowed the Obama administration and its apologists to claim that there have been no terrorist attacks on American soil during Obama’s tenure, despite Hasan’s rampage. It has also led to the denial of military medals and other benefits for the victims.

“The government has tried to deny that this was an act of terrorism. I think that, I hope that if people hear the words from Hasan’s own mouth that they will understand that this was an act of terrorism,” Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009, told Fox News.

Manning first spoke to Fox News a year ago as part of the network’s ongoing investigation of the massacre. Manning said he supported publishing the documents from Hasan so that the American public can decide whether Fort Hood was an act of terrorism or “workplace violence.”

Manning, who will testify at the trial, and is part of a separate legal action, says the victims and their families are being denied certain benefits and pay because Fort Hood is not considered terrorism. At the same time, the accused shooter has collected nearly $300,000 in military pay since his arrest.

“Some of the survivors and some of the deceased, or family members of the deceased, are struggling. I think it’s a grave injustice, and it breaks my heart to see things like that happen,” Manning said.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.