“Islamic Scholar” Gets Life

“Islamic Scholar”. That’s how the AP describes Ali al-Timimi, who was sentenced to life in prison for ” soliciting others to levy war against the United States, inducing others to aid the Taliban, and inducing others to use firearms in violation of federal law.”

“I will not admit guilt nor seek the court’s mercy. I do this simply because I am innocent,” al-Timimi said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg said al-Timimi “hates the United States” and has called for its destruction.

“He’s allowed to do that in this country,” Kromberg said. “He’s not allowed to solicit treason. He deserves every day he gets.”

Hmm. Does this mean that Islam is not a religion of peace?

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    Comment by Aboo Zaid

    July 21, 2005 @ 12:53 pm

    Ali is innocent. Forget trite slogans, look at the reality. Who is for peace? What does it really mean to achieve peace? What actions are justified in achieving peace without contradicting the belief in peace?

    These are questions the public can’t clearly answer, so don’t give me this rubbish, “Hmm.” I got your Hmm.

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    Comment by Allan

    July 21, 2005 @ 7:29 pm

    I guess it just depends on your definition of the word ‘peace’.

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