Skip to comments.9/11 accused donít want hearings during Ramadan
Posted on 07/11/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by SteelToe
MIAMI Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 attacks mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants are seeking to postpone their Aug. 8-12 hearing at Guantanamo, noting it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The trial judge, Army Col. James Pohl, set the date for the hearing in May and specifically ruled out an extension on grounds that it coincided with Islams fasting month. He noted in his order then that no defense lawyer at that point had raised objection to a hearing that coincided with Ramadan.
But the attorneys do just that in a June 21 filing currently under seal on the Pentagons war court website entitled "Joint Defense Motion for the Military Commission to Respect the Religious Observances of Enemy Prisoners under Common Article 3."
Pohl is hearing motions in another Guantanamo case next week. But that hearing ends by July 19, before Ramadan starts. The 9/11 case pre-trial motions would be heard toward the end of Ramadan.
"The last 10 days of Ramadan commemorate the night God Allah revealed the Holy Quran to the Prophet Mohammed," said James Connell, the Pentagon-paid defense counsel for Mohammeds nephew, Ammar al-Baluchi. "These 10 days are the most holy period of the Muslim calendar and are typically observed by fasting, prayer, and seclusion."
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Fine, then send them to the firing squad during ramadan.
I wonder if those killed on 9/11 got asked if they wanted to die on that day -— maybe they would have asked for a postponement.....
“Fine, then send them to the firing squad during ramadan.”
The firing squad would be too lenient. How about having them drawn and quartered?
No consideration was made for the victims being forced to die on a Tuesday either.
No doubt we will cave to their demands. What a bunch of PC garbage. Tell them this ain’t Iraq/Pakistan or wherever and you are playing by our rules now. Not gonna happen. What a bunch of wusses we’ve become.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
So? When would a be a better time to die than during an Islamic holy week? Think of it as a gift of your luscious self to those 72 virgins, Khalid.
Too quick. Festering wounds for at least 10 years at a minimum.
I would not only hold the hearings during Ramadon:
1) Serve pork sandwiches for lunch
2) Table and chairs made of pork skin and bone
3) Audience required to wear porkie pig masks while observing trial.
FOAD you sons of pig f’n dogs.
No trials, but they can commit murder and mayhem during Ramadan.
The fair punishment would allow them to choose between two methods of capital punishment.
They should be marched atop skyscrapers without safety barriers and shot at with flamethrowers.
These folks are so crass it’s almost funny...