Skip to comments.No Tears For Terrorists (Michelle Malkin Slams Liberal Apologia For Jihadists Alert)
Posted on 04/19/2006 1:27:24 AM PDT by goldstategop
Get out your box of aloe vera-enriched, three-ply Kleenex tissues. The bleeding-heart defense team for convicted al-Qaida terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui wants to tell you a sob story. Like so many apologists for jihad, Moussaoui's lawyers are playing the victim card on behalf of a murder-minded thug who just can't wait to die for Allah.
Last April, Moussaoui pleaded guilty to six charges of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism, conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy, conspiracy to destroy aircraft, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to murder government employees and conspiracy to destroy property. Throughout the sentencing phase of his trial, this martyr-in-waiting has laughed at his victims, brandished his Quran and shouted death threats to America "God Curse You All!" and "Burn in hell!" and, of course, "Allah Akbar!"
Last week, when prosecutors put 9-11 family members on the stand to tell the world the pain and horror they still feel every day as a result of the mass murders that Moussaoui facilitated, presiding Judge Leonie Brinkema warned them against "prejudicial testimony."
But Judge Brinkema said nary a word as Moussaoui's lawyers ratcheted up the prejudicial emote-a-meter to 11.
A social worker and a psychologist offered pathos-laden testimony about Moussaoui's difficult childhood. His abusive father. The anti-Muslim taunts of schoolmates. The hostility of the parents of his French girlfriend, under whom Moussaoui "suffered a lot of pain about not being accepted." The courtroom soap opera climaxed with video testimony exhibiting his troubled sisters, who called their beloved Zacarias the "little sweetheart of the family." Sniffle.
According to the New York Times, which headlined its story "Moussaoui's Childhood Is Presented as Mitigating Factor," Dr. Xavier Amador told the jury Monday that Little Orphan Moussaoui "suffered from schizophrenia of the paranoid variety."
Let me throw away the medical dictionary and give my diagnosis of the defense team's diagnosis: Bull.
Moussaoui doesn't sound like a psych-ward patient when he rants about the "Jewish state of Palestine" and threatens to "exterminate" American Jews in the Quran-ordained quest to spread Islam and supplant America as the world's superpower. This is standard-issue rhetoric for countless so-called "moderate" Muslim imams and madrassa operators and supposedly Westernized, educated emirs and Iranian government officials and Arab government-owned newspapers.
Totally sick, but completely sane.
Moussaoui rightly mocked his own defense team. "It's a lot of American B.S.," he scoffed. I told you he wasn't nuts.
Playing the mental-illness card allows the blind to continue deluding themselves about what University of London, King's College, professor Efraim Karsh calls Islamic imperialism. Jihadists didn't start claiming war on non-believers in 2001 or 1993 or 1948. They have aspired to conquer for ages. These historical claims are "frequently dismissed by Westerners as delusional, a species of mere self-aggrandizement or propaganda," Karsh writes in his new book. "But the Islamists are perfectly serious, and know what they are doing. Their rhetoric has a millennial warrant, both in doctrine and in fact, and taps into a deep undercurrent that has characterized the political culture of Islam from the beginning."
Yet, the bleeding hearts foolishly and suicidally persist with their Poor Little Jihadist propaganda and call for sympathy and understanding for the Root Causes that fueled the 9-11 hijackers, Moussaoui, convicted Islamic shoebomber Richard Reid, the Muslim gunman who murdered two people at Los Angeles International Airport's El Al ticket counter in 2002, and the Quran-invoking Tar Heel terrorist who rammed his SUV into a busy student square at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. And on and on.
On Monday, while Moussaoui's defense team played their violins in court, apologists across Europe and the Muslim world played the same song for the suicide bomber who murdered nine innocent civilians and wounded scores more at a Tel Aviv restaurant. The bomber packed his explosives with nails and shrapnel soaked in rat poison to increase the suffering of the victims.
Police had to pick bits of flesh off the blood-drenched streets and parked car windshields.
But it's not the fault of terrorist Sami Salim Mohammed Hammed and his sponsors at Islamic Jihad. Blame "Israeli aggression" and "anti-Arab racism"!
The dry-eyed know there is one Root Cause for this carnage. It's not America, Israel, racism or psychological imbalances. It's evil. Just evil.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
The dry-eyed know there is one Root Cause for this carnage. It's not America, Israel, racism or psychological imbalances. It's evil. Just evil.>"
The Root Cause Is-lam
Moussaoui wants to die. Let him have his wish. The arguments that this will make him an Islamic martyr will be counterbalanced by the humane way that we put such animals to sleep, as contrasted to the horrid demonic decapitations by masked men featured on Islamic videos worldwide.
I don't think he really broke any ground for improvement with his actions here.
Could Judge Leonie Brinkema, a Clinton appointee, be one of the apologists?
The lefties want to buy us all a ticket to "the end of the world as we know it." They themselves will be eliminated by the new regime as soon as it gets hold of the power.
Recall how Carter's friend the original Ayatollah Khomeini killed that guy with the suit Gotsbooziday(sp)? That's the liberals fate.Gotsbooziday helped the Ayatollah get into power. He was useful for a while and then snuffed. His usefullness expired and he was executed quickly.
The Islamic jihadists feed collaborators only until they get into power and then they kill them.
...call for sympathy and understanding for the Root Causes...
This is so obvious and sad. Evil has a root cause alright, but that it be stopped, not fed. The blind liberals don't see their own future at all but we sure as h** don't need them deciding ours.
Liberals have plenty of room for the concept of evil--when it comes to George Bush, corporations, organized western religion, Israel's right to exist ("Zionism"), the military, conservatives, the original intent of the Constitition (formulated by white European males)...
And, oh yes: free markets (ie. CAPITALISM)
"Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son; you shall call his name Ishmael; because The Lord has given heed to your affliction. He shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against every man and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen." (Genesis 16:11-12 RSV).
IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS MAN IS TRYING DESPERATELY TO STAY ALIVE. THE LAST THING HE WANTS IS TO DIE. DON'T FALL FOR HIS GAME. KILL HIM!
"It's evil. Just evil."
Root cause: it's the Koran.
Only if we bury him with a pig.
Otherwise, I'm wondering about the worst thing we could do to him, and it might instead be 75 years in deep, soundproof lockdown in one of those "hellblocks" where the noisiest and nastiest and most violent prisoners go, to be locked away with the sounds of their own voices and the bulletproof knowledge that nobody can see or hear them, and nobody cares if they live or die.
Condemning him to a prolonged, futile existence and denying him "martyrdom" might be tougher on him. But call me Pollyanna -- I'm just looking for the very hardest, most permanent way to screw him where it hurts his little fanatical ego the most.
Whatever hurts him the worst, sign me up for giving it to him.
Not sure you're right. He's baiting the jury awfully hard.
I disagree. Let the bastard rot in prison for the next 50 years. I would feed him pork and anything else which is against Islam and not tell him for several years. It will save taxpayers money overall keeping him in jail. Death is the easy way out.
they found Jeffrey Dahmer to be sane. the same will be found here.
I only wish ol' Zak would meet the same fate as Dahmer.
"Evil" = pisslam
WOW. Michelle, Tia Carrera and a bottle of Tequila and I am set for the weekend.
WOW. Michelle, Tia Carrera and a bottle of Tequila and I am set for the weekend.
"Condemning him to a prolonged, futile existence and denying him "martyrdom" might be tougher on him. But call me Pollyanna -- I'm just looking for the very hardest, most permanent way to screw him where it hurts his little fanatical ego the most."
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