A Proper Sentence
The first Islamic attack on the
Has the 1993 sentencing has worked as planned? The blind-sheik continued to command a following and, with the help of his lawyer, Lynn Stewart, he continued to play a role in the terrorist movement. The organization continued to function and play a role in the 2001 attack. What evidence is there that the death sentence creates an Islamic martyr?
Contrary to common misperceptions, an Islamic martyr doesn’t die in the electric chair or become crucified on the cross. That’s a very different religion. Islam is a warrior religion and Islamic martyrs die in battle. Most Christian martyrs died while trying to peacefully preach the religion in hostile territory.
Moussaoui is a failure. He’s a pathetic loser in the minds of jihadists and would be written out of Islamic history if it weren’t for the susceptibility of Western writers to be manipulated by guilt and fear. Indeed, refusing to sentence him to death will only confirm the weakness and susceptibility of the West in the eyes of Jihadists. Refusing to administer the death sentence will be seen as an admission of moral uncertainty.
Besides, justice requires the ultimate punishment.