Tuesday, March 28, 2006

D.C. Sniper Makes A Request

(All emphases by Always On Watch)

When the D.C. Snipers were arrested, mention was made of a "personal jihad." The media hushed that one up pretty quickly.

But in this article from Gates of Vienna, we have the following information:
"During the Beltway Sniper crisis, back in the fall of 2002, a series of articles in The Washington Times described John Allen Muhammad’s conversion to Islam, and his later break with the Nation of Islam (the articles are no longer available, but extracts have been preserved here). Apparently the NOI was not militant enough for Mr. Muhammad, and he left it to become involved with a group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra (Arabic for 'community of the impoverished'), a terrorist organization founded by a notorious Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani."
From today's Washington Post, here is an excerpt from an article entitled "Muhammad Asks to Defend Himself":
"Sniper John Allen Muhammad has written a letter to a Maryland judge saying he wishes to represent himself during his first-degree murder trial because he has "no confidence or trust" in the two public defenders assigned to the case.

"'I'm very patience, now I have no more patience with Paul and/or Brian,' Muhammad wrote in a three-page letter, referring to Montgomery County public defender Paul DeWolfe and Brian Shefferman, two well-respected lawyers. 'All they have done is "lied" to me over and over Can you help me, I knew that I would need to fight in the court room but I didn't know that I would need to do that out side of the court room.'

"Montgomery Circuit Court Judge James L. Ryan filed Muhammad's handwritten letter as a motion and scheduled a hearing for tomorrow to discuss its merits.

"'We expect to fully address the issues Mr. Muhammad addressed in his letter before Judge Ryan,' DeWolfe said yesterday. He declined to respond in greater detail to the letter.

"Muhammad wrote that he would appreciate 'stand-by' attorneys 'to assistance me in mine defence. Not to defend me in mine defence.'

"Muhammad said he has tried unsuccessfully to get his attorneys to tell the court that he wants to represent himself because 'I don't want what happened in Va. on the first day of the trial.'

"Muhammad, 45, fired and re-retained his attorneys during his Virginia murder trial in the fall of 2003. He was sentenced to death in March 2004 after being convicted of killing one of 10 people slain during the sniper shootings that terrified the Washington area in October 2002.

"He is scheduled to go on trial May 1 on charges that he randomly killed six people in Maryland with a high-powered rifle in the 2002 slayings. Lee Boyd Malvo, 20, who is alleged to be his accomplice and who also has been convicted of murder in Virginia, is scheduled to be tried in October...."
Perhaps Muhammad wants to live after all. Or perhaps he's looking for a forum in which to explain his commitment to Islam. Perhaps Moussaoui's model in court has inspired Muhammad:
"Moussaoui Says He Was to Hijack 5th Plane"

"ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane and fly it into the White House as part of the attack that unfolded Sept. 11, 2001.

"Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom....

"Before Moussaoui took the stand, his lawyers made a last attempt to stop him from testifying, but failed. Defense attorney Gerald Zerkin argued that his client would not be a competent witness because he has contempt for the court, only recognizes Islamic law and therefore 'the affirmation he undertakes would be meaningless.'..."
Does a Muslim's taking the oath in a courtroom now mean that his testimony is automatically subject to suspicion? That idea certainly opens a new can of worms!

46 Comments:

At 3/28/2006 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pride. I guess it really is one of the seven deadlies.

-FJ

 
At 3/28/2006 4:16 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Does a Muslim's taking the oath in a courtroom now mean that his testimony is automatically subject to suspicion?
Absolutely, he can actually tell the truth.

 
At 3/28/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

You know what's ironic? That people who worship Don Rumsfeld as though he were a omniscient diety sit around pontificating about other people telling the truth!

Just hysterical.

 
At 3/28/2006 6:49 PM, Blogger George Mason said...

"Does a Muslim's taking the oath in a courtroom now mean that his testimony is automatically subject to suspicion?" What does oath-taking in a non-sharia court mean to one of these True Believers? Given taqiyya and kitman, and all the Islamic orders to deceive and play non-Muslims against each other for the sake of Islam, these people become highly skilled liars by age 8. They don't recognize truth as even possibly existing outside of the rigid structure of Islam. Even when they are being nice to you, you do not know if you are being played, or if they are being sincere. They seem really comfortable being this way.

The only thing they can be counted on for is what a Muslim told a CNS.com news reporter: ‘[From] a Muslim foreigner who … responded to the question of whether or not Muslims in the U.S. can be trusted:

"They are taught to be great neighbors and obey the laws of the countries in which they reside until they are called up," the man is quoted as saying. "Then, they will slice your throats as easily as they came to your barbeques."’ (From World Net Daily, 16 August 2005)

Among other things, that is a pathetic state for Muslims to put themselves into. Too bad the American Psychiatric Association dumped its old personality disorder classification of "sociopath." That term used to apply to folks like the Mafioso who were loyal only to the "family." All of this changed long before jihad burst on the modern scene, yet these Islamists seem really to fit the old term of sociopath.

How can any rational person take a Muslim's word and oath in court? I don't know, but I worry that people do and never question any of this. Long live ignorance!

 
At 3/28/2006 7:08 PM, Blogger nanc said...

mouse-owey said,

"i was to hijack 5th plane"

but later said he was only kidding - like those kids in alabama who burned all those churches down...

gee aow - do you think they should just cut them all a break and have a group hug?

and BROWNIEBOY - don't be starting any of your anti-semitic, anti-u.s.a., anti-christian, anti-life crappe here.

george - idiots abound!

afternoon to all.

 
At 3/28/2006 9:38 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Brown

You stil have not had an intelligent thought in your life. Let me be the first to tell you that you are not special. People that tell you that are trying not to hurt your feeling. You are a moron and will remain a moron for the rest of your life.

Why don't you go with your two readers and take a hike. This blog allready has a troll, Ducky has far more talent and is original. You are just a bore.

Rum along . Gooooood Moron. Roll Over play dead. Now stay dead until I tell you to stop..................................................................................................................................

 
At 3/28/2006 10:05 PM, Blogger Krishna109 said...

I remember that, when they were caught, the media went out of its way to avoid mentioning the connection with Islam. The impression they gave were that Malvo & Muhammed were just ordinary "nutcases". Then they mentioned a conection with the film "The Matrix"-- all sorts of interesting psychological theories, anything to avoid mentioning Islam.

Then I came across Lee Malvo's drawings, on the site of the Fairfax (Va) court system, submitted as evidence. I looked later, they were no longer on that site, but I found this link link to them.

Click on them to enlarge, or print them out-- its quite revealing to read what he wrote on them!

 
At 3/28/2006 10:28 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

Pipe down, Beak.

I'm sure this clown will censor me in no time... sorta like your love-partner did.

Do you think it's as funny as I do, Beak, that these guys are actually ridiculing the trustworthiness of some government patsy forced to defend himself in court without a real attorney while the other sides' witnesses are coached. Hell, Mooosowee probably confessed the first time around after a few rounds of torture in Rummy's own personal Auschwitz.

There's no bigger liar, no bigger bafoon, than the silly little Boy 'president' of this fading republic. Anyone who refuses to recognize this pure truth is a charlatan.

Or Rummy... my Lord?! Can you believe anyone would mock the trustworthiness of anyone else while they spit-shine Rummy's shoes like a house-slave?

What funny guys, huh?

 
At 3/28/2006 10:43 PM, Blogger nanc said...

browniebuttboy says:

"Pipe down, Beak."

ODG - everybody stand back!

 
At 3/28/2006 10:45 PM, Blogger nanc said...

btw brownie - name ONE place you have not been banned because of your unamericanism and hatred of all that is good and true? beamish had the patience of a saint with you. have they found a cure for your diseased mind?

 
At 3/28/2006 11:04 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

JoBro is welcome to post on my blog anytime, provided he fully admits that he's a moron in that post.

 
At 3/28/2006 11:12 PM, Blogger nanc said...

that IS fair. nobody ever dared say beamish is not fair.

 
At 3/29/2006 1:05 AM, Blogger kevin said...

Muslims are not obligated to tell the truth to Infidels.
"War is deceit" I can't remember which verse this is, but Muslims should always be viewed through this filter.

 
At 3/29/2006 6:59 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Brown

Where are your readers ? Oh that is right you do not have any readers , class or intelligence. Your crime is that you are a bore and a moron.

You are soooooooo worried about Mooooooslims. Moooooslims are more apt to commit a hate crime then to
be victimized by one.

I do like Rumsfeld and I like the idea of stripping Commies like yourself of Citizenship. You can then be booted to one of your commie hell holes or live uner sharia.

Gitmo is calling

 
At 3/29/2006 7:29 AM, Blogger nanc said...

RUMSFELD for president!

 
At 3/29/2006 7:30 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

From the March 29 Washington Post:

Moussaoui Offered to Implicate Himself

Zacarias Moussaoui wanted to be a witness for the prosecution -- and against himself.

On the eve of his death penalty trial last month, Moussaoui met with prosecutors and offered to testify for them in exchange for better jail conditions before he was put to death, jurors were told late yesterday. The al-Qaeda operative withdrew the offer when he realized he had the right to testify on his own behalf and when prosecutors insisted that he also tell them about other terrorist plots.

"Have you ever heard of a defendant in a capital case offering to testify against himself?" defense attorney Edward B. MacMahon Jr. asked an FBI agent who took the stand after the news was revealed to the jury.

"No, not in my experience," said agent James M. Fitzgerald.

It was the latest bizarre turn in a trial that is expected to go to the jury today. Before defense attorneys rested their case that Moussaoui is not eligible for the death penalty, jurors heard testimony that one of Moussaoui's terrorist bosses thought he was "not right in the head"...

 
At 3/29/2006 7:47 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

"Jamaat ul-Fuqra"..This is a group that both you and I have reported on before. They operate training camps here in the Catskill Mountains and I believe they are also found in the Virginia area. This is one of the most violent anti-American Islamic groups and yet they are allowed to own acres of secluded land right here in America. Doesn't make much sense to me.

 
At 3/29/2006 8:39 AM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

One other interesting note from a story in the New York Times, which was buried in the article and not expounded on there, is the time and date that John Muhammad had his "sniper-mobile" registered on. He registered the vehicle, according to the Times, on September 11, 2002 and wrote the time of registry in as the exact time that the 1st plane hit the WTC. I can give the exact article source once I get home, but I had to point that out here for now.

Oh, and Tancredo for President!

 
At 3/29/2006 9:59 AM, Blogger John Brown said...

Mafia Don Rumsfeld for Prez!! Hell yeah! I'd vote for him. Rummy's done more to bury Uncle Sam's Empire than anyone in the world save maybe Dick Cheney. Who else could have crushed the military and obliterated the budget, opening torture chambers and eroding even the facade of global support while suffering a terrible ass-kicking.

Since he's already screwed Sam's Empire so badly, he might as well finish the job. Attack Iran! Watch the dollar tumble and Sam's empire crumble.

What was your guess for Apartheid Israel's sneak-attack on Iran, Censorman? March 20, wasn't it? That's what you said in your geopolitical ignorance. Looks like you're wrong yet again. You should stay away from predictions like you avoid facts - that way you can't look like such a fool.

 
At 3/29/2006 10:12 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

What AC says is so tru and so shocking..they havent a qualm about lying to "infidels" which we all are...and our own govt protects them...how disallusioning is that!..they mus b laffin all the way to the nuke power plant.

 
At 3/29/2006 10:37 AM, Blogger John Brown said...

More like laughing all the way to Guantanamo Bay Concentration Camp built on land stolen from Cuba more than a century ago. What pride you must feel that Uncle Sam holds people on fabricated charges then tortures rapes, and force feeds them.

In the name of 'freedom', of course. Meanwhile, Sam keeps fuckin' off the budget on Tomahawks and prisons.

Now I realize wingnuts don't care. They're too infantile to realize that Uncle Sam's fighting their little Race War - the showtrials, the torture chambers, the rape rooms - to enrich the war profiteers and oil companies.

But aside from the gratification that comes from being modern-day Klansmen (and Klanswomen, right 'nanc'?), the ironic thing is that nobody posting here benefits from it (aside from a relative or two with a head coffin).

Yet you're still on your knees, sucking off a gang of thugs destroying this vile Empire who's hated by 90% of the world.

It's a real testament to your own self-imposed ignorance that you can keep cheering in the face of every piece of evidence!

 
At 3/29/2006 10:39 AM, Blogger John Brown said...

'nanc',

It's been a while since you've posted pictures of shit, hasn't it?

Don't forget your calling, sweetie.

 
At 3/29/2006 4:20 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

John Brown's been resurrected from Harpers Ferry I see. Although I thought he had a more Christian attitude. Shouldn't pay so much attention to the MSM John. Journalism is no longer about the truth.
Anyways on today's topic, whatever leads to a quicker death penalty is fine with me AOW.

 
At 3/29/2006 4:20 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Why all the furor over a couple of wack-jobs? Look folks, this type of character has been with us for awhile and America is far and away the preffered home of serial killers. That's a statistical fact.

Now the question of why we earn that prized designation is worth answering but wasting time by assuming that these two are particularly different because they happened to be nation of islam is a dead end.

 
At 3/29/2006 4:23 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Note to Kevin --- serial killers are probably not going to tell the truth to anyone. What dose this little bit of complete misunderstanding of the word "kefir" have to do with anything?

It's terribly wearisome when you high school juniors get a little bit of knowledge and think you're muslim scholars.

 
At 3/29/2006 5:58 PM, Blogger benning said...

Can't we just take them out and hang them? Instead of all the navel-gazing? Can't we?

 
At 3/29/2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pim's Ghost,
He registered the vehicle, according to the Times, on September 11, 2002 and wrote the time of registry in as the exact time that the 1st plane hit the WTC. I can give the exact article source once I get home.

I'd like to see that. I knew about the 9/11 date, but not about the exact time.

 
At 3/29/2006 7:12 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I heard on the radio today that John Allen Muhammad will be allowed to be his own attorney.

 
At 3/29/2006 7:14 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
America does have a large share of serial killers. But so did the USSR; the coverup has recently been exposed.

 
At 3/29/2006 7:15 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Benning 76,
Can't we just take them out and hang them? Instead of all the navel-gazing? Can't we?

The Moussauoi case has now gone to the jury. Of course, once the verdict comes in, there will be more navel-gazing.

 
At 3/29/2006 7:23 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

John Brown,
I'm sure this clown will censor me in no time...

You're new to the comments section here, and I see that you don't allow comments at your blog. So you have banned everyone, huh? Apparently you hop from blog to blog and drop your comments, but will not allow for the exchange of ideas at your own blog. IMO, that defeats most of the purpose for having a blog unless all one wants to do is rant. I find ranting all alone a bit odd.

The history of this blog is that I ("this clown") do not censor commenters. Of course, there is a first time for everything.

I'd ask you to keep in mind that students frequent this blog. A little couth would be appreciated. If you're incapable of that, you can go elsewhere where you'll be "appreciated."

On the other hand, your displays of ill manners gives my students a clear view of lefties. So a useful purpose can be served.

 
At 3/29/2006 9:33 PM, Blogger Esther said...

What a freakin' circus. If he's already been given the death penalty, why waste taxpayers money with more trials? Just kill him already.

As for Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, what a beaut, that one. Read Mariane Pearl's book about his involvement with Daniel's murder.

 
At 3/29/2006 10:15 PM, Blogger nanc said...

oh brownieboy - you give yourself away. you shouldn't let your pelican beak override your hummingbird behind while trying to kiss one of these:

http://www.superlaugh.com/fun/bigbutts.jpg

 
At 3/30/2006 8:56 AM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Ducky--because they were terrorists. They were serial killers who targeted their vicims out of their own religious ire. In other words, terrorists. They could've shot any of us or our friends or relatives. Specific reasons have been attested to for their acts, just as have with the bad little driver over at UNC. All RELIGIOUS and ANTI-AMERICAN.

Oh, and you never answered me before, Ducky. Do you write anything, or do you just sit around commenting on other people's blogs? I'd love to see some of your writings at some point. But on that note, as you consider me a "joker", please stop by my site. You'll have fun. Then you'll get stomped. It'll be a party, little beatnik!

 
At 3/30/2006 10:26 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Little beatnik? Actually I'm 6-2, 210 and in pretty good shape.

Terrorists or serial killers? Go ahead and split hairs. Yes, they could have killed anyone and there are people out there who want to kill for whatever reason.

Anti-american? Just what does that mean? My take is that the phrase is most often used by white protestants who think that their particular fundamentalist gutter religion must be accepted as exceptional by all people foreign and domestic.

There are sick people everywhere...people of all religions, ethnicity etc. That's our condition. Turning us into a nation of diaper pissers in the face of reality is not something I am ready to thank the religiofascist right wing for.

 
At 3/30/2006 5:44 PM, Blogger benning said...

I was amazed that the Police Chief hid their color, and the clues that the public could have used to find them. Why? For PC reasons.

He insisted that the Snipers they were looking for were white, even though there were witness statements calling the suspects dark-skinned. He should have been charged woith malfeasance, instead of being feted as a hero. What a load of MSM horse-hockey!

 
At 3/30/2006 6:39 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
These La Raza types advocate "La Reconquista." They are not here to become Americans but rather to Hispanify us.

At the beginning of this week, my best friend had a car accident, which was not her fault. You guessed it! She was broadsided by illegals, and her vehicle was totaled. Thank God that she suffered no bodily injury, or this situation would be untenable.

I myself did suffer PEPRMANENT personal injury when I was rear-ended by an immigrant (I don't know if he's legal or illegal) last spring. No attorney will take my case--the fellow has no assets. I haven't had a moment without pain since the accident.

 
At 3/30/2006 10:34 PM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Wow Ducky, I didn't think you'd want to prove yourself to the point of giving your stats, especially as I was referring to a verbal stomping. For the record, I'm 5'2", 95 and in extremely good shape, but I doubt that you feel the need to prove your superior size to a girl. And all in the form of another dodge of my question! I suppose I'll just find out from someone else whether or not Mr Ducky writes anything of his own.

As for anti American? John Muhammad has stated that his attacks were revenge attacks against this country. You really can't get much more anti-American than that, nor can you read too much else into the term there. This was an actual spree of terrorism with the goal of making Americans suffer. Anti-American? Yep. Arguments against this? Execrable at best.

As for you hatred of WASPs, Wow, what'd they do to you when you were a kid Ducky? You've got some deep scars there kid. I'm neither white (fully) or Protestant, but I have no desire to attack those who are. I don't understand either the knee-jerk reaction in terms of branding everything "right-wing" or "religious right" or "white racist". You seemed to have assumed that I fall into these categories, as well as the others posting here. Look before you leap next time Ducky. One quick look at my profile would have led you to my site where I have written extensively about NOT being white, just as one quick look at you profile showed me that you have no site of your own. Just make one and get it over with already.

 
At 3/31/2006 7:20 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Benning76,
The Montgomery County Executive was also pc.

Vehicle info was also unreleased. The authorities knew for some time about the blue sedan, yet we were all alerted to white ladder-vans.

It was an awful three weeks.

 
At 3/31/2006 7:21 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pim's Ghost,
Well said, as usual.

 
At 3/31/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Thanks, AOW!

 
At 3/31/2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Gee pim, I apologize for not having the interest to look at your profile. Your avatar seems to be of the male persuasion. Just being butch, eh? That's cool.

As far as others falling into the far right religious mold. Clearly they are ( nearly 100% if you count Libertarianism as a cult religion).

The fact that John Mohammed asked to fire his attorney leads to AOW making ridiculous claims about "the media" hushing up the "personal jihad" angle and a link to the Gates of Vienna. You folks have been over the high side once too often and live life in a stasis generated by your dogma. Of course he was on a personal jihad. The man was insane. Most lunatics are on a personal mission.
You're a minority, you don't have much to offer America except conflict and you are unwilling to admit that the "anti-American" label you like to use is a cover for some very bigoted views.

I like running a stick across the bars of your cage. Like Oskar in The Tin Drum, you just can't grow.

 
At 3/31/2006 11:27 AM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Wow Duck, seems like you're the bigot. You claim to like trying to rattle us up, but all you are doing is spending your time attacking the views of people who have researched and come to their own conclusions, like me.
John Muhammad was a 5th column terrorist, like it or not. The difference between his actions and those of other "lone nuts" is that his actions are supported by millions, if not nearly a few billion, people. I won't claim that all Muslims would praise his actions, but have you read any Arab press lately? Translations are widely available.

Ducky, face it. These idiots aren't going to like you any better than us even if you're on your knees pandering to them. I don't want to see an Asia Minor-type situation redux here in the US, OK? If you have a problem with that, maybe you should get some more research done. Or write something on your own, or share your background, etc. Not just ride around the web insulting people based on idiotic assumptions.

Liberalism is the ideology that has become unchanging and dogmatic. Pim didn't call it the Left Church (Linkse Kerk) for nothing, and neither do I. If I see an original thought come from your side of the fence though Duck, I'll let you know as soon as I can.

Pim butch, eh? Ha!!

 
At 3/31/2006 7:38 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Nanc,
Id rather have Mr Beamish for president.

 
At 3/31/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger nanc said...

linkster - do you mean rumsfeld ISN'T beamish' first name? ODG - i'd better go into hiding...

 
At 4/01/2006 1:49 AM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Nanc,

My first name is Mister.

 

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