Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Al Quaeda (sp?) is responsible for many other attacks, though. Isn't he pleading guilty, though? I'm rethinking the death penalty thing now, I don't want to make him a martyr.
That's what some of the 9/11 victims' families have said, i.e., that it's not a good idea to make a martyr out of him.
As I said, I'm still trying to think this through. Al Qaeda is a pretty big organization, which has carried out several successful attacks, with a horrifying number of victims. The same could be said of the Ku Klux Klan. So should all
members of either organization, whether they were active or behind-the scene participants in specific attacks leading to death and destruction or not
, be eligible for the death penalty?
And, as Marge said, this guy doesn't seem to be fully with it. Was he caught because he acted stupidly, or did he act stupidly in order to get caught and not have to die a martyr? Did he decide to plead guilty in order to become a martyr to the cause? Or in an attempt to escape the death penalty?