Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was convicted of six more of the killings Tuesday after a trial in which he acted as his own attorney and the
prosecution’s star witness was his young protege and partner in crime, Lee Boyd Malvo.
Muhammad, 45, is already under a death sentence in Virginia for a killing there. The most he can get for the six Maryland slayings is life in prison without
The jury took slightly more than four hours to convict him after a four-week trial.
The trial marked the first time Malvo testified against the man prosecutors say was his mentor and manipulator.
Personally, I think the man should be publicly hanged.
I’ve never understood people who can scoff at the United States, and then take advantage of the many freedoms ensured by the culture they so abhore.
I wonder what would have happened to Muhammad if he had slain fellow Muslims in a Muslim society like Saudi Arabia?
O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you.
Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is Hell for ever.
Allah is wroth against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.
… And that ye slay not the life which Allah hath made sacred, save in the course of justice.
(Qur’an, Iv. 29, 93; V. 23; Vi. 152, Pickthall interpretation).
Admittedly, this is not an exhaustive treatment of the subject of murder within Islamic tradition, but it’s a good start.
Hopefully the criminal receives his just recompense soon.
If he doesn’t, he’ll receive it from God on Judgment Day.
Hat-tip Stop The ACLU.