May 5, 2006, - 7:32 pm

Stupid Jurors’ Harlequin Romance: Moussaoui Bro’s Book Saved Him

I used to think that terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui was the kind of guy only a mother could love. But apparently he’s the guy a brother could love, too.
In fact, Moussaoui’s brother loves him so much, he wrote a book that helped get Moussaoui off from a death penalty sentence, thanks to the Ghost of O.J.’s Jury jury that decided to sentence Moussaoui to life, Wednesday. Today’s Washington Post reports that 9 of the jurors said they read Moussaoui’s brother’s book and that it affected their decision, causing them to spare the terrorist (the book was introduced into evidence by Moussaoui’s defense lawyers):

[N]ine jurors decided that Moussaoui’s dysfunctional childhood was a mitigating factor in part because a number of them read a book by Moussaoui’s brother, which was entered into evidence, in the jury room.

Abd Samad Moussaoui not only wrote “Zacarias Moussaoui, Mon Frere” (“Zacarias, My Brother“)–a sob-story book about what a nice guy ‘lil ‘ole Zacarias guy is–but he made more than a few dollars off of it as well, for taking the trouble to “write” it (with ghostwriter Florence Bouquillat). And he got his brother spared from execution. Nice work, if you can get it . . . and if your “loving” bro is an Al-Qaeda terrorist.
Wrote one weepy Amazon reviewer as gullible as the jurors:

This is a moving and even beautiful book, which chronicles the childhood and youth of a disfunctional Moroccan immigrant family in France . . . . He is frighteningly but believably portrayed as a kind and decent man with a belief in justice, who was tragically led onto a wrong path with an ease that reminds us that there, but for the grace of God, could go anyone of us.

Now that is brotherly love. No Cain and Abel dynamic in the Moussaoui family, apparently.
So where was the anti-Moussaoui book that our “brilliant,” repeatedly-failed Justice Dept. terror “warriors” introduced into evidence for the jurors to read and absorb like a Brawny paper towel to spilled Coke?
Oops, I forgot. They didn’t introduce any books about radical Islam or Islamists. Or much of anything else. Our government, hard at work.

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11 Responses

The leftist rag LA Times had an interesting article on the Florence, Colorado “Supermax” prison where Mousewee will “rot” and “grow like a mushroom”.
Deep down I have always wondered whether the death penalty victimizes the deceased’s family all over by pulling them away from their spiritual beliefs that are most likely against taking a human life. Is there a price to be paid again? This time before God. It is the same question that I felt fortunate not to have dealt with as an Army Infantryman. Just lucky, many of my family members have had to fight a savage battle against evil killing a lot of the enemy.
Except for the grace of God, I have not been put in the shoes of the victims and family members of 9/11.

code7 on May 5, 2006 at 10:40 pm

When mossies do all that evil its just passed off as `they have been led astray`. Islam is what leads them astray:
Indians in US protest Husain
Husain is a Muslim by faith. In that case, what on earth prompts him to choose only Hindu Gods and Goddesses for such disgraceful and ridiculous portrayal.

hutchrun on May 6, 2006 at 1:42 am

The New Virgin of Cell Block B

hutchrun on May 6, 2006 at 1:57 am

And remember…those 9 bubbleheads also vote.
I.Q. tests and a written exam about current events should be prerequisites for anyone who wants to vote.

Thee_Bruno on May 6, 2006 at 8:22 am

And remember…those 9 bubbleheads also vote.
I.Q. tests and a written exam about current events should be prerequisites for anyone who serves on juries and who wants to vote.

Thee_Bruno on May 6, 2006 at 8:22 am

Let me understand this…. The jurors can read this book and actually get on the jury, yet when they request a dictionary they are refused. Sounds like you have CANADIAN JUSTICE going on. What next, a day-pass so he can visit his Imam? Trust me when I say it could happen here. You need look no farther than the 49th parallel for for what a liberal “legal” system can do to a country. It isn’t pretty, and justice has nothing to do with it.

Canadian Infidel on May 6, 2006 at 4:48 pm

Why in the name of the Almighty did the prosecution team allow anyone who read that syrupy drivel to join or remain on the jury? Moreover, why should anyone feel sorry for yet another ungrateful immigrant who should have returned to his Moorish paradise if he thought that infidel France was so unbearable?
Does anyone know if any of the 9/11 victims were citizens of Singapore, Red China, or another country known for a draconian legal code? Perhaps this terrorist could be extradited to one of those countries, where the authorities could beat him to death with a rattan cane dipped in pig excrement, harvest his organs, then bury him in pig manure.

Charley Varrick on May 6, 2006 at 5:16 pm

code7 said, “Deep down I have always wondered whether the death penalty victimizes the deceased’s family all over by pulling them away from their spiritual beliefs that are most likely against taking a human life.”
If that was a relative of mine or someone I knew, not a bit. I just don’t have a problem with justice.

The_Man on May 6, 2006 at 9:32 pm

Let’s see…God told Noah the price for shedding another’s man’s blood was to shed your own blood. The family of a deceased victim could kill the perpetrator outright unless he got into one of the ‘safe’ cities and never left. David, a warrior who successfully shed enemies blood defending his country, was a ‘man after God’s own heart’.
Paul said he could be put to death if he so deserved it. Jesus never complained that capital punishment was not appropriate.
So shedding blood to defend family and nation are will God’s blessing. But God’s solution for murder is for the murderer to be put to death.
Now I wonder for what reason/s Lying Liberals are against the death penalty? Especially of a terrorist? Of course, ANYTHING God is for, they are against. So, of course they are against the death penalty.
And this poor terrorist, why he was just potty-trained too early. Besides that, he was a sweet boy. The poor baby. How could we expect him to be put to death?
Now, the Bible couldn’t be in the court of law to prove he should have been executed. But a secular book by his brother (another terrorist?) can be used to give him life rather than death?
Hillary is right. Half of America is stupid. Hillary is wrong. It is not the conservative half. It is the Lying Liberal half.

ColfromColorado on May 7, 2006 at 5:35 pm

Great post, ColfromColorado. That is my basis for my death penalty views. As I said, I just don’t have a problem with plain and simple justice.
I just wish the hand wringers would tell the victims’ families in person why poor Moussaoui deserves far more compassion than their family members got.
If it was me, I’d tell them I know it doesn’t bring back their family members, but may their family and departed members rest in peace knowing their family member’s life was of such worth and value that this creep paid the ultimate price for being part of taking that gift.

The_Man on May 7, 2006 at 8:04 pm

The jurors from Moussaoui’s case had to go on record that they had no problem with the death penalty or they would not have been selected, they put themselves into that situation.
Don’t mistake mixed feelings about the death penalty with sympathy for Moussaoui or any other criminal. Victims of murders are not the most vocal proponents of the capital punishment. A prison like the Supermax for many prisoners is worse that death, that is why some try to kill themselves.
I don’t know enough about the Bible to understand what the hell some of you are talking about. The sixth commandment, Thou shall not Kill. Romans 12:19 Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. This is enough for me to have concern.
As usual though, the loudest rhetoric comes from those who will never face these decisions. Many people talk like “Big Men” but whimper like fools when the rubber hits the pavement. This jury obviously talked their way into the trial and then folded when the tough decision had to be made.
Same with the Infantry, lots of supporting elements but very few actual combat arms to face the fire (estimated by the former Commandant of the Army War College recently to be 65,000 including both Marines and Army versus the 1 1/2 million total in the services. I have met few that didn’t feel some sort of sadness about the killing.

code7 on May 8, 2006 at 9:24 pm

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