The Terrorists Win: Judge Agrees to Postpone 9/11 Plotters Trial Until After Ramadan

July 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm (9/11, Guantanamo Bay, James Connell, James Pohl, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Military Trial, September 11th, Terrorism, Terrorist, Terrorists Win, World Trade Center)

Last week, we reported on the outrageous demand being made by September 11th mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, and four other defendants involved in the terror plot, requesting that their August hearing in Guantanamo be postponed because it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The request led Pamela Geller to write:

Let me get this straight. We are supposed to postpone the 911 tribunals out of respect and deference to the very ideology that inspired the mass murderous Islamic attacks of 9/11. Someone pinch me. This is a nightmare.

Ramadan is exactly when these jihadist savages should be put on trial and sentenced to death.

I also added:

I’ll go one step further.  Their deaths should be televised live on Pay-Per-View, with the proceeds going to the victims families … it should be televised on the first day of Ramadan, and rerun every day until the end of Ramadan.

As infuriating as it was to hear these terror masterminds play the military court system by making such a demand, here is an even more infuriating update – the judge has granted their request.  

A U.S. military judge agreed Monday to postpone the next court hearings at the Guantanamo Bay prison for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks to avoid a conflict with the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.

The judge issued a short order postponing the next pretrial hearings at the U.S. base in Cuba until Aug. 22-26 at the request of all five defendants, said James Connell, a lawyer for one of the accused.

The hearings had been scheduled to run from Aug. 8-12, which fall during the last 10 days of Ramadan, a period in which devout Muslims fast during the day and pray during the night. That would make it difficult for the accused to participate in their defense, said Connell, a lawyer for Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali.

“It’s very difficult to pay attention to sometimes intricate legal proceedings when you haven’t had any sleep and you haven’t had any food,” Connell said.

The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, denied a defense request not to hold any future hearings in the case on Fridays, a day on which many Muslims do not work and his order does not mention what will happen if future hearings fall during the month of Ramadan. The judge did not explain his decisions in the brief ruling.

Eleven years after these men plotted to kill thousands of innocent Americans, they have not been convicted of their crime and in fact, continue to manipulate the system.


The terrorists have truly won.

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Outrage: 9/11 Terrorists Demand Their Trial Be Postponed Due to Ramadan

July 11, 2012 at 6:51 am (9/11, Guantanamo Bay, James Connell, James Pohl, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Radical Islam, September 11th, Terrorists)

Exactly who the hell is asking these people for their opinion on this anyway?

The Miami Herald is reporting that September 11th mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammad, and four other defendants, would like to postpone their August hearing at Guantanamo because it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The trial judge, Army Col. James Pohl, set the date for the hearing in May and specifically ruled out an extension on grounds that it coincided with Islam’s fasting month. He noted in his order then that no defense lawyer at that point had raised objection to a hearing that coincided with Ramadan.

But the attorneys do just that in a June 21 filing currently under seal on the Pentagon’s war court website entitled “Joint Defense Motion for the Military Commission to Respect the Religious Observances of Enemy Prisoners under Common Article 3.”

Pohl is hearing motions in another Guantánamo case next week. But that hearing ends by July 19, before Ramadan starts. The 9/11 case pre-trial motions would be heard toward the end of Ramadan.

“The last 10 days of Ramadan commemorate the night God —Allah— revealed the Holy Quran to the Prophet Mohammed,” said James Connell III, the Pentagon-paid defense counsel for Mohammed’s nephew, Ammar al Baluchi. “These 10 days are the most holy period of the Muslim calendar and are typically observed by fasting, prayer, and seclusion.”

Pamela Geller writes:

Let me get this straight. We are supposed to postpone the 911 tribunals out of respect and deference to the very ideology that inspired the mass murderous Islamic attacks of 9/11. Someone pinch me. This is a nightmare.

Ramadan is exactly when these jihadist savages should be put on trial and sentenced to death.

I’ll go one step further.  Their deaths should be televised live on Pay-Per-View, with the proceeds going to the victims families … it should be televised on the first day of Ramadan, and rerun every day until the end of Ramadan.

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Remembering Daniel Pearl

February 1, 2012 at 10:23 am (Daniel Pearl, Extreme, Islam, Jewish, Jihad, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, KSM, Taliban, Terrorist, Waterboard)

This is a great piece from Yid With Lid regarding the ten year anniversary since Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered.  It is a reminder of the kind of extremism we have been fighting in the Middle East, and here at home (remember the honor killings, the Buffalo TV producer who decapitated his wife?).

Next time you’re appalled by the thought of waterboarding (not torture) or how our government handles interrogations, do just one thing before you speak…

Remember Daniel Pearl

The prisoner surrounded by cowardly men covering their faces, looked at the camera and said, “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.” just before Khalid Sheikh Mohammed brutally hacked his head off in front of the whole world. Today, ten years after that horrific day, the memory of how Daniel Pearl was murdered still resonates in the hearts of many people in this country. Pearl was lured into his capture for one reason, he wanted to give the terrorists an opportunity to tell their side of the story–he was killed for one reason—he was a Jew.

It is sad that Daniel Pearl’s murder is relegated into the deep crevices of our collective memories. It is also sad that many among us view the man who hacked of Pearl’s head, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is considered a martyr by liberal Americans because he was blind-folded and showered with water–they call that torture. They remember the killer’s water boarding, but do not remember his act of brutally murdering this American, leaving his wife a widow and causing his son (who was born months after his death) to be born without his father.

I ask you…which one act was really torture, water boarding, or having ones head hacked off with a knife. And by knife I do not mean the swift executioners blade, but literately cut off with back and forth movements as one would slice off a piece if steak. I also ask, was the recent revelation of soldiers possibly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters anywhere as disrespectful as posting a video of Pearl’s murder ending with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed holding up the young man’s head in triumph?

Please read the rest here…

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