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Man sentenced for role in plot to kill cartoonist
1995-2014 Comic Book Resources. All Rights Reserved. ^ | April 22, 2014 @ 7:00 AM | by Brigid Alverson

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 Asperger’s 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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihad; khalid; mohammad; religionofpeace
"Mohammad Hassan Khalid..."

Obviously a tea partier and a christian. Nothing to see here, move along...

1 posted on 04/22/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Probably a Bundy Ranch supporter too.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 9:21:18 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Because I didn’t know I looked up Asperger’s Syndrome. I’ll save you the trouble, didn’t see anything about wanting to kill cartoonists.

From wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome


3 posted on 04/22/2014 9:24:48 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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soetoro saddened


4 posted on 04/22/2014 9:25:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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Prosecutors asked for leniency....

There’s the war in terror in a nutshell under Obama


5 posted on 04/22/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

But they’re always saying....we can’t do anything because no one has committed a crime...


6 posted on 04/22/2014 9:27:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: V_TWIN
Andy Warhol had Aspergers. Can't ever recall him going on a death bender over cartoons. Hmmm, you know, call me crazy but maybe it was something else that caused this kid to try and kill this cartoonist.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 9:39:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: V_TWIN

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.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 9:42:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Aspergers: Think Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.


10 posted on 04/22/2014 10:10:52 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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11 posted on 04/22/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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May his roommate be named Bubba, and have lost family members due to this creep’s fellow MOOZIES.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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I am pretty sure Asperger’s has become the new ADD....


13 posted on 04/22/2014 11:46:27 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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14 posted on 04/22/2014 11:51:38 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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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.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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