Monday, November 23, 2009

AG Eric Holder, Booking Agent for Muslim Terrorist Acts

The show must go on. With the full support of Attorney General Eric Holder in his capacity as stage manager for the world's biggest Pay-Per-View Event, it will. Holder thinks turning over the federal trial of the 9/11 terrorists who slaughtered thousands in the name of Islam should get their hour to strut upon the stage.

Does anyone believe they will deliver their diatribes in English? Or will they rant in Arabic? Moreover, what will the muslim press report? How will the muslim world receive the rants and raves of the 9/11 terrroists?

Obviously the muslim world will see them as soldiers fighting in the name of Allah, spreading the word of the Koran in the land of the infidels. A home-run for al-Qaeda.

Lawyer: 9/11 defendants want platform for views

NEW YORK (AP) - The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.

Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but "would explain what happened and why they did it."

The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this month that Ali and four other men accused of murdering nearly 3,000 people in the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. will face a civilian federal trial just blocks from the site of the destroyed World Trade Center.

Ali, also known as Ammar al-Baluchi, is a nephew of professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Mohammed, Ali and the others will explain "their assessment of American foreign policy," Fenstermaker said.

"Their assessment is negative," he said.

Fenstermaker met with Ali last week at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He has not spoken with the others but said the men have discussed the trial among themselves.

Fenstermaker was first quoted in The New York Times in Sunday's editions.

Critics of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the men in a New York City civilian courthouse have warned that the trial would provide the defendants with a propaganda platform.

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Holder for hours about his decision to send the five 9/11 suspects to New York for trial.

Critics of Holder's decision - mostly Republicans - argued the trial will give Mohammed and his co-defendants a world stage to spout hateful rhetoric. Holder said such concerns are misplaced, and any pronouncements by the suspects would only make them look worse.

"I have every confidence that the nation and the world will see him for the coward that he is," Holder told the committee. "I'm not scared of what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has to say at trial - and no one else needs to be, either."

The attorney general said he does not believe holding the trial in New York - at a federal courthouse that has seen a number of high-profile terrorism trials in recent decades - will increase the risk of terror attacks there.

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Blogger Winfred Mann said...

They don’t need to explain to me why they killed innocent people; it’s because they hate Western Society so fiercely, and follow the Qur’an.

As for Holder, he’s as incompetent as his boss, Obama. These terrorists were ready to plead guilty in the military tribunal. Why would anyone with a brain change that? But, this is the administration that said if we went with their so-called stimulus program, unemployment would not rise above 8%. Oops!

6:50 PM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

There is a slight chance of something good coming from letting these defendants have their day in court. Perhaps, like the Unabomer when the NY Times and the Washington Post agreed to print his manifesto and a lot of secrets were revealed, KSM and his fellow defendants will reveal more than they think.

Unfortunately, their courtroom blathering might also include some sinister aspects that escape the understanding of the judge and jury.

The military court was/is the right place for this trial.

7:34 AM  

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