Haq Attaq mistrial
Naveed Haq, the enemy soldier who shot him up some Jews in Seattle a couple of years ago, was tried under ordinary criminal rules. The jury deadlocked on the question of insanity, and the trial ended up inconclusive.
This doesn't mean that Enemy Soldier Haq will go free; the defense already pled or stipulated that he did in fact shoot him up some Jews.
Still, as I said before
, and as I shouldn't have even needed to say in a sane country, Haq IS AN ENEMY SOLDIER AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN TREATED AS SUCH. Enemy soldiers don't get to tie up juries for weeks in pointless psychiatric testimony. Judged by peacetime standards, the mindset of any enthusiastic soldier
would count as insane: following orders, and in the absence of orders, following his beliefs and training, with the goal of killing as many people as possible. That's exactly what Haq was doing. The absence of an immediate commander didn't prevent us from executing Kraut and Jap spies in WW2, and the absence of a commander shouldn't prevent us from executing Mohammedan agents like Haq.Story here.
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Afterthought: Has anyone considered the "Golden Rule" aspects of this? If we are treating enemy soldiers as insane, couldn't some hostile country like Germany decide to treat American soldiers as insane, and lock them up in a concentration camp "for their own protection?" Not that I buy the Golden Rule approach to war and foreign policy, but Comrade McCain and Comrade Obama do.
Another: I wonder if the underlying problem here is the intentional misunderstanding of Mohammed, as propagated by enemy agencies like CAIR and Sultan Bush.
Within the tenets of Christ, a believer who says that God tells him to kill Jews, or that the Bible tells him to kill Jews, is actually insane
because the New Testament says the opposite. Jesus and his apostles consistently advise believers to convert Jews and other infidels: convert by persuasion, gentleness, example, and love. You can't possibly use any part of the New Testament as advice to kill infidels. If you do, you're certainly not a Christian and can be validly considered insane.
Within the tenets of Mohammed, a believer who says that Allah tells him to kill infidels and Jews is not insane
because that's exactly what the Koran advises.
Because Sultan Bush has cleverly rigged this war to avoid religious questions, and because Sultan Bush has intentionally told us lies about the beliefs and desires of serious Mohammedans, this jury had no real choice. Under these false pretenses, the question of insanity was worth considering.