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9/11 accused donít want hearings during Ramadan
The Boston Herald ^ | July 11, 2012 | Carol Rosenberg

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 Islam’s 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 Pentagon’s 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 Mohammed’s 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawyer; ramadan; terrorists; trial

1 posted on 07/11/2012 7:42:02 AM PDT by SteelToe
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To: SteelToe

Fine, then send them to the firing squad during ramadan.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 7:44:04 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: SteelToe

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.....


3 posted on 07/11/2012 7:44:25 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ryan71

“Fine, then send them to the firing squad during ramadan.”

The firing squad would be too lenient. How about having them drawn and quartered?


4 posted on 07/11/2012 7:45:55 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on...)
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To: SteelToe

TOUGH BLEEPING LUCK,ABDUL!


5 posted on 07/11/2012 7:59:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: SteelToe

No consideration was made for the victims being forced to die on a Tuesday either.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Egon

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.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 8:13:26 AM PDT by rktman
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To: SteelToe
"These 10 days are the most holy period of the Muslim calendar and are typically observed by fasting, prayer, seclusion, and murder."
8 posted on 07/11/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: SteelToe

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.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by madison10
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Too quick. Festering wounds for at least 10 years at a minimum.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 9:21:40 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

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.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: SteelToe

FOAD you sons of pig f’n dogs.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SteelToe

No trials, but they can commit murder and mayhem during Ramadan.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 10:04:04 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: SteelToe

These folks are so crass it’s almost funny...


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:05:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Marion Berry: 'If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate')
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