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Hell on Earth

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in response to reader comment: Mousaoui's fate is worse than death

Submitted by Seedeater (United Kingdom), May 17, 2006 at 11:05

I salute the USA for having the resolve to meet out a punishment that fits the crime. All too often, a prison term is greeted with a shrug by the perpetrator who, equally often (in the UK at least) is let out preposterously early so that he can go and commit a subsequent crime.

Mousaoui's fate WILL be noted, and would be followers WILL think twice about acts of bravado. Those otherwise keen to assist potential martyrs will be hard to come by in the knowledge of what can await them; this, in turn, will go some way towards minimising the likelihood of repeat attacks on the US. Europe, and the UK in particular, needs to hoist on board how to deal with those who have demonstrated a total lack of regard for the lives of others. Regrettably, the British legal system is paralysed by flagrant mis-applications of the Human Rights Act, coupled with a lamentable lack of moral fibre.

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