Saturday, August 24, 2013

NIDAL HUSAN - GUILTY

I see that Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, was found guilty on all 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder on Friday, making him eligible for the death penalty.

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.

3 comments:

Heisenbug said...

The filthy dirtbag should have faced 14 murder charges. I hope they drown him in pig blood.

Anonymous said...

"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.

He's got quite a few years ahead for appeals and there is the chance there will be no collective decision denying the death penalty.



Noel said...

Veteran
"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."

The prosecution's case was of multiple counts of premeditated murder and attempt to murder.

Whilst violence is required for a case of "domestic terrorism" there are also other caveats that apply.

Anon 7.13

They haven't killed anyone at Leavenworth since 1961.
Of the 5 currently on death row one was convicted in 1988 so Husan could have more than 25 years of State medical care in front of him.