Originally Posted by Dave Lane
Really. Why force him to shave his beard? Will it stop bullets?
Until he’s convicted he is still a member of the military and the military’s regulations on facial hair are pretty strict, Hassan knew that before he joined.
Thing is he could’ve gotten a waiver to keep facial hair based on his religion had he wanted too but as far as I know he never pursued a waiver so it obviously wasn’t an issue for him until he went on trial for murder.