Skip to comments.Man sentenced for role in plot to kill cartoonist
Posted on 04/22/2014 9:20:08 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Mohammad Hassan Khalid was sentenced last week in Philadelphia to five years in prison for his part in a failed 2009 plan to kill Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew the head of the Prophet Mohammed on the body of a dog.
Khalid, now 20, was a teenager and an honors student when he became involved with Colleen LaRose, aka Jihad Jane, who in January was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her part in the plot.
Prosecutors pointed to the fact that Khalid also translated violent jihad videos into English, which may have helped recruit new terrorists, but they also asked for leniency because he cooperated with them after his arrest.
The defense claimed he was simply a vulnerable, awkward teenager who has since been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.
Khalid, who had been offered a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University but was arrested before graduating from high school, will get credit for the three years he has already served in prison
Obviously a tea partier and a christian. Nothing to see here, move along...
Probably a Bundy Ranch supporter too.
Because I didn’t know I looked up Aspergers Syndrome. I’ll save you the trouble, didn’t see anything about wanting to kill cartoonists.
Prosecutors asked for leniency....
There’s the war in terror in a nutshell under Obama
But they’re always saying....we can’t do anything because no one has committed a crime...
FULL scholarship to Johns Hopkins University? That’s an easy $200K right there over 4 years. Our better universities seem starved to “diversity” their campuses. Let’s bet a white, Euro-American or Asian-American with the same GPA/SAT scores wouldn’t receive the same largesse. They’d be lucky to be offered admission to Hopkins.
People with Aspergers tend to have fairly poor social skills. They usually focus very intently on a single skill. Get them out of their comfort zone and they have a lot of trouble.
Your typical IT person is a good example of the behavior.
I had one guy with Aspergers and he was great. He loved data entry and would sit for hours doing as much as I’d give him. You had to pace him because he couldn’t do it himself.
Aspergers: Think Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.
May his roommate be named Bubba, and have lost family members due to this creep’s fellow MOOZIES.
I am pretty sure Aspergers has become the new ADD....
I can see why terrorists prefer to go after women and children if it takes a conspiracy to kill one cartoonist. These thugs are evil but pathetic.