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Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

Reader comment on item: [The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

Submitted by E. (Canada), Dec 14, 2004 at 13:12

I hope the guilty verdict is of some comfort to David Boim's parents because, alas, I'm afraid that's all they'll see of the judgment.

In these huge cases, it pays for the loser (defendant) to stall, refuse to acknowledge the verdict or the jurisdiction of the court, or just to plain stonewall through appeals or simple failure to pay when ordered. This could tie up their lives for YEARS!

Better to take the moral victory and carry on and if anything comes of the verdict, fine; if not, that's okay too--they got what they wanted--to pin it on the guilty parties. But Islam has a stake in this and both the Saudis and Iran will fight any suggestion they are implicated and, frankly, even if you caught them red-handed with the money in their hot little hands they deny, black is white and that they were holding anything at all.

In legalese. they're 'judgment proof' or as good as. A true 'judgment proof' case usually has NO money or property to attach and the claim cannot be satisfied. In this case, it's the reverse that's true; these defendants have all the money in the world to keep fighting any satisfaction of this huge judgment through the courts for EONS!

It would wear out the soul of a normal person, even if you could afford to pursue them forever. There's more to life and I, personally, would refuse to give up what's left of my life chasing Islamists for my rightful settlement. It's only money. Better to be satisfied with the judgment and enough publicity to give the defendants a black eye, like the Oil for Food scandal is going to do. That is only my opinion. I wish his parents all the comfort and best wishes in their grief and hope that they will someday receive some succor from the terrible pain of their loss. There will, however, be more before this war is ended.
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