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For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment?

Abe Froman Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 6:47 PM
This is the military equivalent of an urban legend. It's a completely unconfirmed story that is contradicted by some accounts, and in others, it wasn't Pershing but a Col. Alexander Rogers of the 6th cavalry. In no case is it verified. Dr. Frank E. Vandiver, a biographer of Pershing's considers it completely apocryphal. In any case, in Islam, Pork is NOT the equivalent of "Go to hell, go directly to hell, do not pass GO, do not collect $200." It's simply meat from an animal that is considered unclean, and they're not allowed to eat it (unless they're starving, and there's nothing else to eat, in which case they are).

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...