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Monday, April 17, 2006

What to do With Moussaoui?


I am a proponent of the death penalty when guilt for specific crimes is not in question. Some crimes are so horrid that nothing less will do. I am in favor of the death penalty for terrorists like Zacarias Moussaoui. In my opinion, Moussaoui has earned the death penalty.

However, there are extenuating circumstances that cause me to think that, as much as Moussaoui deserves to die at the hands of the infidels he so badly wants to kill, there might be a “better” sentence for him.

Put him to death with a lethal injection, in an electric chair, on the gallows, or in front of a firing squad, and you make him a martyr. (Although the prospect of turning him over to the families of the victims of the 9-11 attacks has great appeal.) God knows we don’t need any more Muslim martyrs.

What won’t make him a martyr is to keep him in prison for the rest of his natural life. No glory in that. No 72 virgins. No legend in the making. Too bad we can’t make him do hard labor and live in a 4x4 room with two other schmucks and his prayer rug. Maybe, if there is a God, some big, burley Neanderthal will choose him for a sex toy. That would really stand him in good stead with Allah, eh?

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2 comments:

bodhi said...

maybe praying for his soul would be a beginning.....

James Howard Shott said...

Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting.

That's a very compassionate point of view. I don't think he deserves compassion, and I don't think he has a soul.