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For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment?

Abe Froman Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 3:37 PM
These actions will NOT work, because they are NOT going to happen. What is it about this you don't understand? No matter how much you think it will "work" Hassan is NOT going to be hung with pig intestines, or fed to half-starved hogs, or shot with Jihawg ammo, or anything of the kind, so any discussion about what effect you THINK these things will have on Muslims is entirely moot. It's fantasy.

Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing — his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else — martyrdom.

As the sentencing phase begins Monday following Hasan's conviction for killing 13 people in the 2009 attack, the conflict has not gone unnoticed.

Autumn Manning, whose husband, Shawn Manning, survived being shot six times, views the death penalty as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Hasan would get what he deserves. On the other, it...