Saturday, August 24, 2013
I have to say I struggled with the official line that this was a case of 'workplace violence' rather than calling it for what it was ... an act of domestic terrorism.
That aside, Hasan's justification for his action that, in carrying out the killings, he was preventing them from killing fellow Muslims was an interesting jump in logic.
Hasan will be sentenced on Monday. He could receive the death sentence. He has said he would welcome that as it would turn him into a martyr. As much as I think letting him rot in the Leavenworth Stockade for the rest of his natural would be the greater punishment I am in favour of granting him his wish. The martyr bit doesn't wash while he will find out to his sorrow that the 77 virgins bit is but a myth.