"Hasan picked the day -- November 5, 2009 -- because it was when the units he was scheduled to deploy with to Afghanistan were scheduled to go through the processing center, he said. Hasan, who has been acting as his own attorney, rested his case without calling a single witness or taking the stand to testify on his own behalf. His decision not to offer a defense was an anticlimactic end to the trial in which prosecution witnesses, primarily survivors, painted a horrific picture of what unfolded inside a processing center during the attack." CNN
Well, this fellow is not going to say that his new name will be "'A'isha" and ask for a sex change regime. 'A'isha was the prophet's favorite wife.
IMO he should not be given the death penalty. My reason for that is simply that he wants it so much. No, he should be made to live out his miserable life in a wheel chair in the army prison at Ft. Leavenworth among the people he hates so completely.
"Al akth bi tha'r" (the taking of revenge) is ancient Arab custom. Let it apply here. pl