Accused Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, renounces US citizenship.

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FORT HOOD, TX – Army major Nidal Hasan, also known as the fort hood shooter, goes on trial next week

For the charges that he shot and killed 13 soldiers and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood in November 2009.

He says he did it to protect other Muslims from getting killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now we`re learning that back in October, he told the military court that he is no longer a United States citizen.

John Galligan (www.forthoodattorney.com), Hasan`s attorney for civil issues, gave Fox News (www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/01/hasan-sends-writings-ahead-fort-hood-shooting-trial/?test=latestnews) Hasan`s handwritten letter to the court.

In the letter, Hasan was pretty clear about his intentions, writing that his Islamic faith compels him to renounce his oaths of allegiances to the US and to the military.

Yeah, well that pretty much fell on deaf ears. Too bad, too, because we continue to pay Hasan his major`s salary, which comes to about $300,000 since his arrest.

Hasan is acting as his own attorney and faces the death penalty if his lawyer can`t get him off.