The Death Penalty And The Fort Hood Jihadist
A tweet in the wake of the guilty verdict for the disgusting jihadist, Nidal Hasan, who gunned down his unarmed fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood in the name of Islam. (Warning - turn off your sound before going to the USA Today link. The jerks have one of those auto-play videos.)
Should Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan get the death penalty?
Martyring a true believer is likely a comfort to that person and encouragement to those Muslims who'd follow in his footsteps, mass-murdering the "infidels."
Also, you don't stop barbarianism by matching it with barbarianism. We don't have a right to take a life, even of a horrible person. (We also shouldn't model Muslim countries in hanging people for being gay, jailing or even stoning rape victims, and cutting off thieves' hands.)