December 20, 2006, - 1:15 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
More judicial moves in favor of the “Muslims who deliberately murder non-Muslims are lone nutjobs” school of thought.
Remember Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar? The 25-year-old Muslim medical student from a wealthy Baltimore neighborhood went to a movie theater in a Jewish neighborhood in June, looking to murder someone. He said he’d been planning it for some time. And he succeeded. He murdered 62-year-old Paul Schrum, firing four bullets into his head and other body parts.
Well, for this pre-meditated act, Jabbar was found guilty of first degree murder, but sentenced to a Maryland psychiatric facility.
Writes reader Gary G.:
I live in Baltimore – the chances of shooting a non Jew in this theatre is slim and none. . . . You are an Attorney. How can one be convicted of First Degree Murder – premeditated – and then be found unfit? UNREAL – Keep up your good work Debbie. I read you all of the time.
Gary, the answer to your question is: When wimpy prosecutors are unwilling to pursue justice and buy into the “any Muslim who deliberately murders non-Muslims in America must be insane” philosophy. That was the case here.
And Jabbar’s parents’ “apology” to the Schrum family was half-assed and sounded more like they were upset their murdering Muslim son is not home with them. They didn’t even have the guts to read it themselves and had their lawyer do so:
Having Mujtaba away from home, detained in prison, has marred our lives in an irreconcilable manner. Each and every night we pray that he may be forgiven for his tragic act and that he might recover from his woeful ailment.
So, an insane asylum is going to cure him from the ailment that is extremist Islam? Dream on.
One wonders what Mujtaba Jabbar’s parents taught him about Jews and other non-Muslims. Or, rather, we don’t wonder at all. Because we’ve seen the “fruits” of his upbringing: The headstone on Paul Schrum’s grave and the tearful video interview with his wife, Rona. They would have celebrated their 39th anniversary, this past Sunday:
I dont know how such a young man could do such a terrible thing. I don’t think he has any remorse.
He adored me and I adore him. Most of all, I’m so sad that our two grandchildren will know their grandfather from pictures, that they will never get to know him.
“Religion of Peace,” once its victims are all Resting In Peace.
This wasn’t a case of mental illness. It was a hate crime.
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