Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Death of a Muslim shooter
What an eerie coincidence that John Allen Muhammed, the infamous "DC Sniper," had been scheduled to be put to death just days after a shooting spree by another Muslim — another case where Islam has reared its head as a possible driving motivation — that had yet to occur.
If his lawyer's appeals fail, the man who terrorized the capital region for weeks and killed sixteen people will himself be put to death on Tuesday night, local time.
One of his victims, Hong Im Ballenger, was a Korean immigrant, married to a US serviceman.
As in virtually all cases, I am opposed to carrying out this punishment. My reasons are here.
John Allen Muhammad has been executed in Virginia.