Judge hopes Shahzad will think about whether the Quran wants him to kill people

Monte Kuligowski

Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in federal prison on Oct. 5, 2010, for his participation in the botched Times Square car bombing.
Prior to sentencing the 31 year old Pakistani-American had a message for Americans: "brace yourself, the war with Muslims has just begun. The defeat of the U.S. is imminent, inshallah."

Incredibly, Judge Cedarbaum nevertheless stated that Shahzad appears to be someone "who is capable of education," and the judge hopes he will "spend time in prison thinking of whether the Quran wants you to kill people."

Wow. Apparently, all Shahzad needs is a good liberal education and he'll be just fine.

I wonder if Cedarbaum is capable of education. Maybe after some instruction in the Quran she might hope that Shahzad will spend time in prison thinking of whether one ought to follow the fundamental teachings of the Quran.

It will not require Shahzad much time to conclude that the Quran wants him to kill people. All he has to do is read the passages of which he's ever so familiar. Here's a couple:

And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know. Surah 9: 5-6.

I'm afraid that Shahzad will likely spend his time in prison thinking about how the U.S. is a country of polytheists and infidels who are at war with Islam.



Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in federal prison on Oct. 5, 2010, for his participation in the botched Times Square car bombing.

Prior to sentencing the 31 year old Pakistani-American had a message for Americans: "brace yourself, the war with Muslims has just begun. The defeat of the U.S. is imminent, inshallah."

Incredibly, Judge Cedarbaum nevertheless stated that Shahzad appears to be someone "who is capable of education," and the judge hopes he will "spend time in prison thinking of whether the Quran wants you to kill people."

Wow. Apparently, all Shahzad needs is a good liberal education and he'll be just fine.

I wonder if Cedarbaum is capable of education. Maybe after some instruction in the Quran she might hope that Shahzad will spend time in prison thinking of whether one ought to follow the fundamental teachings of the Quran.

It will not require Shahzad much time to conclude that the Quran wants him to kill people. All he has to do is read the passages of which he's ever so familiar. Here's a couple:

And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know. Surah 9: 5-6.

I'm afraid that Shahzad will likely spend his time in prison thinking about how the U.S. is a country of polytheists and infidels who are at war with Islam.