Monday, January 13, 2014

Ex-Soldier From Md. to Plead Guilty to Terrorism

Plea bargains are a bad idea in general but to plea down charges for an Muslim terrorist intent on waging jihad is a terrible idea.  Once a jihadi is caught, all charges must be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  To do less is to allow jihadis to escape the maximum punishment available. 

Actually, there should be only two possible sentences: life without parole for any jihadis activity not resulting in death, and the death penalty for any attack resulting in death of innocents.

Those sentenced to life without parole must be incarcerated in separate facilities to help control them and to prevent them from recruiting converts to Islam in the normal prison population.  Once jailed, they must have contact with the outside world only through their lawyers to prevent them from trying to wage propaganda jihad from within the prison.


Ex-Soldier From Md. to Plead Guilty to Terrorism

January 9, 2014 12:04 PM

WASHINGTON — A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military intends to plead guilty in connection with the case, court documents show.

Craig Baxam of Laurel, Md., was arrested in Kenya in late 2011, and prosecutors said he was on his way to neighboring Somalia to join the terrorist group al-Shabab. Baxam was ultimately charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the group. Baxam’s trial in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., was set to begin Monday, but this week prosecutors filed a court document signaling his intention to plead guilty in the case.

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