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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Defense Attorney for Accused Murderer of Drummer Lee Rigby: His Client Has Shown "Absolute Honesty and Moral Conviction."

Do you remember the death of Drummer Lee Rigby outside the Woolwich Barracks in London on May 22? The killers ran him down with a car, attacked him with knives, and attempted to decapitate him with a cleaver, while shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great). CNN today describes closing arguments in the trial on Wednesday (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/18/world/europe/uk-soldier-killing-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_t4):

"Defense lawyers on Wednesday finished their closing arguments.

Lawyer David Gottlieb referred to his client Adebolajo by his Islamic name, Mujahid Abu Hamza, describing him as intelligent, totally sincere in his beliefs and as someone who has shown 'absolute honesty and moral conviction.'"

"Absolute honesty and moral conviction"?  I think I'm going to be sick.

2 comments:

  1. Does anyone remember Eden Atias? He was a 19 year old Israeli soldier who was stabbed to death last month while he was sleeping on a bus in Afula. His attacker was a 16 year old Palestinian from Jenin who was working in Israel without a permit.
    The NY Times reported the story with an accompanying picture of the grieving mother going through pictures of her son during happier times. However it wasn't a picture of the slain soldier's mother, rather of the mother of the attacker! To further un-personalize the story, the name of the soldier nor his attacker were mentioned. Only one paragraph actually reported about the attack while the rest of the article focused on Israel infuriating Palestinians by building new homes in the West Bank.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/world/middleeast/soldiers-killing-stirs-outrage-in-israel.html?_r=0

    This blog post summed it up best as to how the world views the murder of both of these soldiers:
    http://edgar1981.blogspot.co.il/2013/11/jihadist-murder-of-soldier-spot.html

    Too bad we'll never read that kind of perspective in the mainstream media.

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  2. I remember.
    I also remember the Global Outrage in Rigby's case vs the Global Silence in Atias's case.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nLvebVpOC5g/UoSYjqVd62I/AAAAAAABfiA/EkyvxO3XCh0/s1600/Double+standard+Britain+v+Israel.jpg

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