The man accused of killing 13 people at a Texas army base has been told to shave his beard before his murder trial, or have it forcibly removed.
Major Nidal Hasan argued he had grown it in compliance with his Muslim faith.
But a military judge said the 41-year-old had failed to prove sincere religious reasons for the beard, which is against army regulations.
The army psychiatrist is accused of opening fire on soldiers preparing for deployment at Fort Hood, Texas.
Thirty-two people were injured in the 2009 attack.
Article Source : BBC News
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