Khalid Sheik Mohammed questions judge at Guantanamo war court

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — At the war court Tuesday, the alleged 9/11 mastermind pressed his military judge to reveal his religious affiliation — and the Marine colonel presiding at the Sept. 11, 2001, terror trial made clear that he is not a Jew.

The curious scene took place in the voir dire, ahead of the military mass murder trial, in which lawyers question a judge on his potential bias at trial.

Since Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused al Qaeda kingpin and 9/11 architect, is acting as his attorney, he was allowed to question his judge, Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann.

At issue was the judge's refusal — on grounds it was not relevant — to answer written questions about his religion.

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