posted at 4/23/2013 11:45 AM EDT
In response to teddybaseball009's comment:
No. Quite frankly, I believe he should be water-boarded until he gives up everything and everyone. Once data is confirmed and it is believed he has nothing more to offer he should be shot by a firing squad for treason.
I agree with you regarding extracting all the information we feel is necessary to hopefully prevent this in the future. He's an American citizen but a naturalized not born here and a Muslim too. What ethnic group is our biggest threat these days commiting atrocities daily around the world ? Being tried by a civilain court might not do it.
It is a shame we have open arms to any immigrants from repressive government countries and even fund part of their education here. I feel that irrespective of intensive background checks, many can be Manchurian Candidates or even if they truly love our way of life, terrorist groups then tell them they will kill their family members back home if they don’t participate in a Jihad against us.
The Quran says that if people do not believe in Islam and will not convert, they must be killed. One might consider me extremely one sided prejudiced towards Arabs/Muslims. I know that all religions were not free of sin. Yes, in the inqusition centuries ago many who did not convert to Christianity were tortured. Then there were the Jews killed by the Romans. But, in my opinion, this is not comparing Apples to Apples. What crimes have been committed in the name of Christianity in the last 1000 years or so as we have become more civilized. Nazism was more world domination by a supposed superior race than a religious war, albeit the Russians were Communists, but France, Britain, USA etc. were mostly Christians and Catholics as were many Germans.
I feel the death penalty is too merciful as they are willing to blow themselves up because they believe 72 virgins await them makes them feel they are being rewarded serving Allah. I’m afraid that our legal system will insist he be psychologically examined to determine if he is insane and can't be tried. Heck, some might feel he can be rehabed and become a voter and taxpayer. (HA!) I believe that any method possible, psychological torture, and physical, waterboarding etc. is necessary to determine what was their motive beyond a continuing Jihad toward Westerners so that we can ascertain if there were more people (groups) and Cells too in the USA waiting for the next atrocity. I would keep him in prison & deny his Muslim rights & torture him thus…feed him pork and alcohol for beverages & let him pray to Mecca using his bed’s blanket as a carpet. If he doesn’t eat and starves to death, so be it but, this is the treatment after we have extracted our needed information.
But, I am really not seeking an “eye for an eye” physical torture regardless of their barbarism with the desire to kill innocents, children & women, with nails & pellets which is more than a sick mind. Do we of the West behead, drag our victims through the streets, hang bodies from bridges, make women wear veils, torture by stoning & other horrific methods if they can’t bear children. They even delight in slowly torturing animals. Yup, many of our young military will have their lives affected with dishonorable discharges by doing a college type prank of urinating on dead prisoners bodies perhaps after a dear friend died in a road side bomb or suicide vest. What diversion sport do they have ? They like soccer but another is from horseback like Polo but they bat a headless goat carcass through a goal. Sure happy we got baseball, football, basketball etc. etc.
Here’s what might happen if there is another incident like this on our soil as the 9/11 using planes as missles has evolved into intensive sometimes annoying body searches prior to boarding, former military as air marshals and cockpit doors closed. As a result, fortunately there has been no reoccurence. We may have to incarcerate Muslims, perhaps some native born who attended Harvard & Stanford even, as we did the Japanese in WW2. Drastic measure yes indeed and maybe 99% of the people are completely innocent. What is needed is for Muslims(Arabs & others) even at the fear of reprisals, to step up to the plate & divulge where they know, if they do, where there are Cells in the US !!!