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Posted on 07/31/2007 3:50:37 PM PDT by indcons
LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Letters from convicted "shoe bomber" Richard Reid from a super-max prison in the United States include lectures to his father about Islam and dreams of freedom.
The Mirror, a British newspaper, reported that it had an exclusive look at Reid's letters to his father, Robin Reid, a Jamaican-born recovering drug addict living in a London homeless shelter.
Reid berates his father for a letter telling him that his aunt, Madeleine, who brought Reid up while Robin Reid was in prison, had died and was "in a better place."
"What you wrote about Aunt Lynn being in a better place, you should know that while Allah is merciful and forgiving, this applies only to those who upheld His rights, at least at a basic level," Reid said.
He also asked his father to send him $10.
Reid wrote that he believes Allah will free him from prison soon.
"I place my trust in Allah that he will bring that into fruition and ask him to give me patience until the time when that occurs," he said.
Reid was arrested at the Boston airport after he tried to set off explosives hidden in his shoes on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami on Dec. 22, 2001. He was convicted of terrorism charges and is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado.
He'll have better luck trusting Hillary Clinton or Hussein Obama as opposed to Allah. It was Allah that got this numbskull into Gitmo in the first place.
Somebody please post the judge’s condemnation of Shoe-Boy from the bench!
"Reid wrote that he believes Allah will free him from prison soon."
Reid is not in GTMO, he is at the Super-Max in Colorado.
...and dreams of freedom...
I have dreams of freedom too. Like freely walking through a metal detector with my shoes on.
Burn in Hell Jack Ass.
>>>...an exclusive look at Reid’s letters to his father, Robin Reid, a Jamaican-born recovering drug addict living in a London homeless shelter.<<
You just can’t make this stuff up. No wonder the son drifted into the insanity of Islam.
He’s too ugly to be at large. He might breed.
I hope a fellow prisoner with a shiv grants Reid’s wish.
Not only are there FReepers posting on threads without reading the article, now we have a FReeper posting an article and commenting on it without reading it!
It’s allah’s will that this piece of sh*t dies in prison and burns in hell for all eternity.
Speaking of fellow prisoners...I wonder if his fellow prisoners have been chatting with him.
Here's the editorial component of the sentencing:
This is the sentence that is provided for by our statues. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.
We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.
Here in this court , where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice, you are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.
And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.
So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.
In a very real sense Trooper Santigo had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal. You're no big deal.
What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today? I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.
It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.
Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.
It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We are about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.
Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.
The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.
See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will.
Custody Mr. Officer. Stand him down.
Put him in a bunker and light off his shoe bombs. Then he can say “Hiya” to Allah.
He's in SuperMax Colorado - he has no contact at all with any other prisoners.
He’d better hope he never gets out. The next time he won’t just get an ass-kicking.
No he is not, He is in Washington DC on Capital Hill doing Allah's work.
What’s that saying ... “Birds of a feather...”?
You should go to foxnews.com and view the video by John Gibson - too funny!
“He’s in SuperMax Colorado...”
Yes, I know.
Thank you Duncan.
I hear a lot of SuperMax prisoners are driven insane by solitary confinement.
This guy is probably already insane, so my only hope is that he's reduced to a drooling, babbling, twitching, and tortured version of the aforementioned.