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Jury selection set in Fort Hood suspect's case

Tuesday - 7/9/2013, 2:24pm  ET

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)

Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An Army psychiatrist going on trial in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting says he wants to tell potential jurors that he's being forced to wear a military uniform he believes represents "an enemy of Islam."

Before jury selection begins Tuesday afternoon in Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial, last-minute issues were addressed at a morning hearing.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim, must wear a uniform during his murder trial. It's unclear if the judge will allow him to make that statement to potential jurors.

Hasan was paralyzed after being shot by police the day of the rampage.

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

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