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Published: Monday, April 22 2013 3:49 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

If the outcome is anything other than death it will be a slap in the face to every person killed, every person injured, every person present, and every American.

This is another Muslim terrorist who deserves to die. And sooner rather than later.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Never let any good opportunity go to politcal waste. Just as we saw the left use Sandy Hook to leverage gun control, watch for the GOP right wingers to use this to close our borders and distrust any person with a Muslim background.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

Chris B: Although I agree in part with your comments I don't think it is appropriate to call him a Muslim terrorist. This implies that all Muslim's are terrorist which is incorrect. Also, unfortunately criminals are innocent until proven guilty. His actions though do speak louder than words but it is the responsibility of all that we must forgive him for what he is accused of doing. In the end his actions will be judged much better and probably fairer than anyone here can by a just Heavenly Father.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

This should have nothing to do with illegal aliens or protecting our borders. One was here legally and the other was a natualized citizen. One was an extremeist and the other possibily a follower. Either way this is a terrorist act that if by some accounts may have been prevented or it was a random act of violence that is unpredictable just as much as Sandy Hook was.

As for the Right wing, Mrt. Obama is using the Sandy Hook children and parents for his own agenda which I find to be just as wrong as some right wingers may use this terrorist act. Either way none of the laws would have stopped what happens until the United States reverts back to a moral country.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

@ HS fan.

Why is it wrong for a problem to be the reason that you bring up something that is wrong and contributed to the problem?

@ Bill, Good points. But one minor disagreement. saying that the cat over there is a "orange cat" does not imply all cats are orange. Similarly, calling someone a Muslim terrorist does not imply that all Muslims are terrorists.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Bill,

You are wrong on several accounts.

Just as if I had said "this young terrorist deserves to die" is not the same as me saying that all young people are terrorists, neither does me reminding us all that he is muslim suggest that all muslims are terrorists.

Also, he is not innocent until proven guilty.

If he did this, he is guilty. Guilty today, guilty yesterday and guilty from the second he blew innocent Americans up. His rights in court do not change the fact that if he did this, he is guilty.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Bill,
Nothing in Chris's comment implies all muslims are terrorists. If that is how you read it, there is something wrong with the way you read.

The facts are that he is a terrorist and he is muslim.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

I respect Chris B's opinion, and, frankly, am not sure where I stand on the issue of life or death. Does this person need to pay for what he did? Yes, just as much as anyone else that takes life deserves to pay. Should it be by death? Or should it be in solitary confinement, without life's luxurys, mind you, where he rots in a cell of the rest of his life. Or, should it be a sentence that he is left on the streets of Boston, and everyone in Boston and the world knows the time and place, and the authorities then take the night off!!

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . under U.S. law, American citizens cannot be tried by military tribunals, White House spokesman Jay Carney said."

That'll certainly come as a surprise to the score or so of US-citizens convicted by military tribunals in the past, as well as to the courts that upheld the action.

This terrorist is clearly an illegal enemy combatant, taken on a field of battle he designated, in the act of waging war against the United States. Not in accordance with international law, mind you, but that's just another war crime to charge.

The law is clear -- he can be tried in the courts or by a tribunal. If Obama wants to try him in federal court, OK. Seems like a low-risk approach, since they've clearly got tons of admissible evidence against him.

But to assert that this enemy combatant is somehow different than all the other US-citizen enemy combatants, appropriately tried and convicted by military tribunal is just politically-motivated propaganda, intended to sway one or another low-information Democrat constituency.

George
New York, NY

@lost in dc
So then the purpose for mentioning his religion would be what exactly? You can try to hide behind semantics but then you might want to be prepared to answer why it was relevant to mention in the first place.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

All of the faulty syllogisms from the right and the left are giving me a headache.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

There is some irony that he is recovering in Beth Israel hospital.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Could face death penalty?

Wastintime
Los Angeles, CA

Just another day in our world of religious-based violence.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

George,
nice out-of-context interpretation.

Bill was saying Chris said all muslims were terrorists. I was correcting him.

But since you brought it up, his being muslim appears to be part of his motivation. And I am NOT saying all muslims are like motivated.

"The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by their religious faith but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday after interrogating the severely wounded younger man." DN 4/22/13 8:44 pm.

George
New York, NY

@lost
"I am NOT saying all Muslims are like motivated."

The 24 terrorist that have attacked the US in the name of Islam represent .0004 percent of the Muslim population in the US so I would hope you wouldn't.

On 9/11 many of my Muslim neighbors and friends lost loved ones right along with the rest of us and were and are just as much the victims of these horrible crimes as anyone else. All I ask is that people remember that.

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