but what would you do if you had been a victim of the tortures of Abu Gharib? Do you think you would want revenge? And if it wasn't you but your friends (lets say Jews), how would you feel? You usually express tremendous hate and a desire for violent retaliation when something happens to ''your side''. Is this any different? I am against ALL terrorism and this case too so you don't have to come back with ''what about the beheadings'' and all that. Just tell me what you would feel if it was the other way around in the case of Abu Gharib (American or Jewish prisoners being tortured).
NEW YORK (AP) ? A Pakistani immigrant was convicted Wednesday of charges he plotted to blow up one of Manhattan's busiest subway stations in retaliation for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
A federal jury in Brooklyn deliberated two days before convicting Shahawar Matin Siraj of conspiracy and other charges. He faces up to life in prison.
The defense had sought to portray Siraj, 23, as an impressionable simpleton who was lured into a phony plot by a paid informant eager to earn his keep. Prosecutors disputed that claim, arguing that even if it was not the defendant's idea to bomb a subway station, no law-abiding citizen would have gone along with it.
U.S. Attorney Todd Harrison suggested to jurors that "normal people" like them would have responded, "Excuse me, are you crazy? Thanks, but no thanks."
brings to my mind the song
lets lock the door and throw away the key to mind:)