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March 15, 2008

Execution Would Make Martyrs of 9/11 Plotters

Mukasey: Execution, Though Appropriate, Would Make Martyrs of 9/11 Plotters

Fox News


U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he hopes the men charged with participating in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks aren't executed if found guilty in order to avoid creating any martyrs.

Mukasey said many terrorists want to be martyrs and that by sentencing them to death, U.S. authorities risk granting that wish. He made the comments while answering a question after a talk at the London School of Economics.

Mukasey said, however, that the punishment would be fitting if the accused are executed.

"One of them at least is proud enough of it to have written to his wife that he thinks he is innocent because it was only 3,000 (people who died in the attacks)," he said. "If those are not poster children for the death penalty I don't know who is."

Still, Mukasey said he leans against the death penalty in this case "many of them want to be martyrs."

The attorney general said his view was a personal opinion. The Justice Department will participate in the trial, he said, but the Defense Department will be in charge.

The U.S. military is moving ahead with plans to try six men at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but only one military defense lawyer has been assigned to the case. None of the defendants has seen a defense lawyer yet.

Prosecutors filed charges Feb. 11 against the six high-profile detainees, who include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, and Mohammed al-Qahtani, who allegedly would have been one of the hijackers if immigration officers had not prevented him from entering the United States.

Wild Thing's comment........

So what, let them be martyr's. Any Muslim who wants to be a martyr should be martyred. Quickly, efficiently, and brutally. I think it’s better if these people are killed, so that we don’t have to feed and provide medical care for them.

We have to show our friends that we have the strength of our convictions and are not constantly bedeviled by self doubt. The contempt that Osama bin Laden and friends hold us in is based largely on our perceived lack of moral courage and commitment.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 04:48 AM


Baloney, lets risk the martyrdom and hang 'em anyway. That way we can ensure that these scumbags will not be doing it again.

Posted by: Mark at March 15, 2008 08:29 AM

Let them be martyrs! Jeez. Let's get back to being America. Let's get like Texas, as Ron White said about the death penalty and "put in an express lane."
Let's get rid of as many of them as we can this way.

Posted by: Lynn at March 15, 2008 09:54 AM

Mukasey is an Orthodox Jew, his condoning of of the muzzies and their hedonist death cult of butchering is a puzzle, any nation with any sense will execute a rabid dog to prevent the spread of rabies, Islam is no different. Whether Jew or Christian mankind can't afford to keep turning the other cheek to the muzzies.

Execute the muzzy slime and bury them under a pile of pig guts.

Mukasey has had 20 years of feeding at the public trough in New York then Jorge annoints him as Attorney General, he's another uber liberal in that cabinet's ooze. Maybe Mukasey would like to trade places with these butchering folks to learn firsthand a bit about liberal tolerance.

Posted by: Jack at March 15, 2008 12:03 PM

General Pershing had a working solution for this problem ... feed the bodies of the executed Islamists to the hogs.

Posted by: Kristopher at March 15, 2008 06:14 PM

Mark yes what the heck do we care if they end up martyrs or not. Amazing!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:15 PM

Lynn, I love this......"Let's get back to being America".....a huge agreement!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:16 PM

Jack he sure is and that makes it even more upsetting. He should know better that's for sure.

Thanks for the link, that story is more proof too how they are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:20 PM

Kristopher, GREAT idea.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:22 PM

I agree but they should go to SUPER MAX SOLITARY in that wonderful CONCRETE cell / bunker facility in the Colorado Mountains... where Ramzi Yousef is
(planned and carried out first WTC bombing on Jan. 26, 1993 under Clinton's watch)... These islamofascists would be martyrs if executed by the infidels... but if the MOSSAD did it?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 16, 2008 01:33 AM

Darth ,yes that is a prison that should have them till they are executed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 16, 2008 09:47 AM