Despite the admission and the evidence, PajamasMedia's Phyllis Chesler writes,
"Arizona prosecutors have been scared off seeking the death penalty. Public defender Billy Little raised the specter of “How will it look for Christians to execute a Muslim?”"The argument is ludicrous from the get go and should be denied. But, if the judge allows the argument to deny admissibility of religion as a motive as well as denying the applicability of capital punishment, how might that affect the trial Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks? KSM is a Muslim on trial for murder and is being prosecuted and judged by Christians.
Billy Little asked the judge to “take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.” Little called for an “open process (to) provide some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs,” referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ Christian faith.
Little also rattled his sword about the importance of keeping “religion” out of the proceeding…while simultaneously using the defendant’s religion to insist that his life be spared! In any event, even most Islamists insist that Islam has nothing to do with honor killings, that it is a tribal custom, one that existed long before Islam arose. (And, I must add, a custom which all-mighty Islam has been unable or unwilling to abolish).
CSNews asked White House spokesman Robert Gibbs,
“The vice president (Joe Biden) said on Meet the Press that he guarantees that KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed) would not be acquitted. Isn't part of a civilian trial presumed innocent?”Obama himself has said KSM will be convicted and executed. While Obama was visiting China, he was asked what he thought of
Gibbs said, “Yes.”
CNSNews.com then asked, “And does the administration believe that he (KSM) is presumed innocent?”
Gibbs answered, “The administration is in charge of presenting the case against an individual that killed 3,000 people on American soil. I not only think he'll be convicted, I think he'll be executed for his crimes.”
In a follow-up question, CNSNews.com asked, “Can you make that guarantee though?”
Gibbs replied, “I think he’s going to be executed for his crime.”
those who find it offensive that Mohammed will receive all the rights normally accorded to U.S. citizens when they are charged with a crime.Is there the slightest possibility here that Obama and/or his Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder, who recently admitted
“I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him,” Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department,is actually trying to sabotage the trials of Muslims in the US?
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