Two-Year Anniversary Hasan Akbar UPDATE
Well, looks like I became a victim of the notorious muslim name-spelling variants. Sgt, Hasan Akbar's recent news was pointed out to me by Bubblehead. Spelled "Hasan Akbar" not Asan Akhbar, however. Although updated news is available, it has strangely not been picked up yet by most of the media, which seems to indicate a coordinated blackout effort. The latest interesting news link is the March 4, 2005 News 14 Carolina article. Hasan Karim Akbar (born Mark Fidel Kools) made another court appearance when his lawyers tried to block evidence the prosecution wants admitted. His attorneys say certain autopsy photographs will prejudice the jury. One picture shows a victim wearing his combat boots with blood all over his body. Prosecutors also want several statements in Akbar's diary read to the jury. But some of those statements were written in the early 1990's, before Akbar enlisted.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in April. Akbar, 33, could face the death penalty, if he's convicted... "Fry" may not be the politically correct term for his just sentence, Allah willing,
as it implies cooking in one's own bacon fat to most Kentuckians.