David Hicks, the Australian convert to Islam currently residing in Guantanamo, has pleaded guilty to “providing material support for terrorism.”
The 31-year-old Muslim convert, arrived at Guantanamo in early 2002, a month after being captured in Afghanistan in December 2001. He admitted that he had supplied material support to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Hicks was accused of having completed al-Qaeda training courses and fighting against American forces and its allies in Afghanistan.
Since he has admitted his guilt – his obvious, undoubted guilt – he is being allowed to return to Australia, where he will likely serve a lighter sentence than the court at Guantanamo imposed.
His family is complaining about his mistreatment, but as you can see from the picture of Mr. Hicks, he is a terrorist. So he had to grow his hair long in order to cover his face because of the lights in his cell being on all the time? What a shame.
Those American soldiers he killed now lie in eternal darkness but we’re supposed to feel sorry for this creep because they left the lights on to prevent suicide attempts. I have no sympathy at all for a man who turns on his own heritage and begins killing people in the name of a murderous ideology.
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If he is spared the death sentence, then he failed to get what he was so willing to dish out to others. And if Daddy is upset because Sonny doesn’t look well, whose fault is that? Oh, right: the Imperialist Americans.
So he goes back to Australia to serve his [shortened] sentence. What do you suppose happens after he is released from prison in Australia? Will his fellow Aussies welcome him with open arms?
Of course Amnesty International , your fair and balanced human rights group, has its own opinion of this horrible affair:
Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the tribunals as “shabby show trials” and demanded that detainees be tried under the regular US judicial system.
See that foot under the tent? We’re supposed to apply the rules of the US judicial system to foreign terrorists.
Justice? Those are suicidal terms. Oh, I forgot: Amnesty International’s fondest hope is to live in a world without America.