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    abu afak
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    Sniper Muhammad sentenced to Death

    Sniper Muhammad sentenced to death
    Judge follows jury's recommendation
    Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Posted: 1:20 PM EST (1820 GMT)

    Muhammad listens to testimony before being sentenced to death Tuesday.

    MANASSAS, Virginia (CNN) -- A Virginia judge Tuesday sentenced John Allen Muhammad to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers -- one of 10 people shot to death during the October 2002 sniper shootings.

    Prince William County Circuit Judge LeRoy Millette Jr. made the decision after reviewing a jury's recommendation.

    Millette said the jury correctly found that Muhammad, 43, would be a "continuing, serious threat to society" if allowed to live.

    Millette said he looked at other cases in Virginia for comparison, and "there simply are no other crimes" of the same magnitude.

    Millette set an October 14 execution date, but that will likely be delayed by an appeal.

    Before Millette pronounced the sentence, Muhammad insisted, "I had nothing to do with this.",,,,,"

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/03/09/sniper/index.html

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Avederzen.

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    alexbmn
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    I hope they quarter him

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    abu afak
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    The Other Beltway Shooter

    Michele Malkin - Oct 16, 2002

    He struck during morning rush hour. He used an AK-47 rifle. He killed two people and wounded three outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. Then, he slipped out of the country and eluded authorities for four, long years.

    He was the other Beltway shooting spree killer: Mir Aimal Kasi.

    On Jan. 25, 1993, the Pakistan-born Kasi opened fire on commuters as they sat in their cars waiting at a stoplight outside the CIA complex. He gunned down Frank A. Darling, 28, an officer in covert operations, and Lansing H. Bennett, 66, an intelligence analyst. Darling's wife, a CIA logistics officer who was in the car with her husband during the monstrous rampage, described diving to the floorboard when the shooting began. Judith Darling looked up to see her husband shot in the head, with "skin hanging everywhere."

    Kasi (who also went by the surname "Kansi") later said he committed the capital murders in response to America's "wrong policy" toward Muslim countries. He said he didn't know his victims. And he wasn't interested in claiming credit or glory. He said he simply wanted to punish the United States for its role in bombing Iraq, its involvement in the killing of Palestinians, and the meddling of the CIA in the internal affairs of Muslim nations.

    Next month, Kasi is scheduled to die by injection in Virginia for the brutal killings. As law enforcement officials search for the unknown sniper or snipers responsible for the latest shooting spree in the Beltway area, it's worth remembering the Kasi case for the motive and means. We cannot afford to ignore the role that lax immigration policies have played in abetting bloody terrorist acts against innocent Americans on American soil.

    Despite his history as a known Pakistani militant who had participated in anti-American demonstrations, Kasi entered the United States with a phony business visa in 1991 and overstayed. Next, he invoked the magic words -- "political asylum" -- based on his status as an ethnic Pakistani minority, and was granted a stay and work authorization.

    While his asylum claim was pending in a system that remains backlogged and fraud-ridden, Kasi found a job as a courier, obtained a driver's license in Virginia, secured Social Security documents, purchased an AK-47, and then murdered the two CIA agents and wounded several others in broad daylight. The day after the shooting spree, Kasi fled to Pakistan from Washington, D.C.'s National Airport.

    In an interview with a Pakistani newspaper, The News, he said: "I knew the area well and had surveyed it before and that's why it was easy for me to slip out after the killing." The manhunt for Kasi, who took refuge in Pakistan and Afghanistan, lasted four years. He was finally taken into custody along the Pakistan-Afghan border in the summer of 1997 and brought back for trial.

    At least one crazed Middle Eastern gunman has sought revenge on behalf of Muslims by gunning down Americans near the nation's capital and slipping in and out of our country with murderous ease. Could it be happening again? Why not? The entry and exit doors remain wide open to Kasi's fellow travelers.

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/m...20021016.shtml

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    Kev
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    The Other Beltway Shooter

    Thanks AA....I dont remember this particular attack so it was interesting to read of it now.

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Originally posted by Kev
    Thanks AA....I dont remember this particular attack so it was interesting to read of it now.
    I remember that, and the pictures of shot up cars in front of the CIA's main gate.

    Anyway:

    Teenage Sniper Malvo Gets Life Sentence.

    Pity. I always viewed them as a pair.

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    David_in_NYC
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    Originally posted by Oh Jerusalem
    I remember that, and the pictures of shot up cars in front of the CIA's main gate.

    Anyway:

    Teenage Sniper Malvo Gets Life Sentence.

    Pity. I always viewed them as a pair.
    I remember that attack... it was covered up as completely as anything the Clinton administration covered up.

    With regards to Malvo, I think that we need to recognize that he was just as brainwashed as any Pali suicide teenager, and that for our sakes - not his - it is better not to execute him.

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Originally posted by David_in_NYC
    for our sakes - not his - it is better not to execute him.
    Why is that?

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    minusthejihad
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    Execute them both. Good riddence.

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    David_in_NYC
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    Originally posted by Oh Jerusalem
    Why is that?
    Because then we start executing 17-year-olds... is that a barrier that we really want to breach?

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Originally posted by David_in_NYC
    Because then we start executing 17-year-olds... is that a barrier that we really want to breach?
    No problem here, especially for such a heinous crime.

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    minusthejihad
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    Originally posted by David_in_NYC
    Because then we start executing 17-year-olds... is that a barrier that we really want to breach?
    17, 5, 50.... I don't see a difference in evil, except age.

    Just a question David?

    If someone walked up to you in the street and started beating you because you were a Jew, what would you do?

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Originally posted by minusthejihad
    17, 5, 50.... I don't see a difference in evil, except age.
    surely, you don't compare the responsibilities of a 5 year old to those of a 17 year old?!

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    Ahava
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    Originally posted by Oh Jerusalem
    No problem here, especially for such a heinous crime.
    I'm opposed to death penalty, but if they'd have to give it to anyone, it'd be to those 2 snipers.

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    Oh Jerusalem
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    Originally posted by Ahava
    [B]I'm opposed to death penalty
    Try it, you'll like it!

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