Thursday, May 04, 2006

Dead man walking

Terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui -- who openly admitted he would kill Americans wherever and whenever he could -- is likely to spend the rest of his life in the so-called Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., where he will be confined to his cell alone for 23 hours a day and allowed one hour outside his cell for exercise -- but without any other human contact.

After his sentencing today, his mother criticized France for not standing up to the U.S. in meting out justice to the avowed terrorist. The Associated Press reported:
"Moussaoui's mother Aicha El Wafi, pressed for her country to intervene. 'My son will be buried alive because France didn't dare contradict the Americans,' she said."

The operative word, ma'am, is "alive."

2 comments:

Bookworm said...

All one can hope is (a) that a long life in solitary is truly, truly awful, more awful than a quick death and (b) that the French don't extradite him.

Anonymous said...

Islamophobia: A Retrospective: http://www.counterpunch.org/schuch05062006.html

111:4.10 Ideas may take origin in the stimuli of the outer world, but ideals are born only in the creative realms of the inner world. Today the nations of the world are directed by men who have a superabundance of ideas, but they are poverty-stricken in ideals. That is the explanation of poverty, divorce, war, and racial hatreds.

111:4.11 This is the problem: If freewill man is endowed with the powers of creativity in the inner man, then must we recognize that freewill creativity embraces the potential of freewill destructivity. And when creativity is turned to destructivity, you are face to face with the devastation of evil and sin -- oppression, war, and destruction. Evil is a partiality of creativity which tends toward disintegration and eventual destruction. All conflict is evil in that it inhibits the creative function of the inner life -- it is a species of civil war in the personality.

111:4.12 Inner creativity contributes to ennoblement of character through personality integration and selfhood unification. It is forever true: The past is unchangeable; only the future can be changed by the ministry of the present creativity of the inner self. (The Urantia Papers, Paper 111)