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Major Nidal Hasan claims U.S. at war with Islam

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(AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting says the U.S. government is at war with Islam.

Major Nidal Hasan released a lengthy statement to Fox News on Saturday in which he says he regrets serving in the Army and "participating in the illegal and immoral aggression against Muslims."

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack at the Central Texas Army post. His trial is scheduled to start August 6th.

Since Hasan has started serving as his own attorney, he has spoken more in pre-trial hearings and jury selection. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

Fox News reports that Hasan didn't directly address the shooting.

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