There is so much self-contradiction in this postponement, it's staggering. In the first place, it is typical of our official dhimmitude and solicitude for those who have vowed to destroy us that the same Islamic religion that led these Muslims to become mass murderers in the first place is upheld as demanding respect. Yet to recognize the defendants as pious Muslims who wish to observe Ramadan is to contradict an iron dogma of the government and the mainstream media, as well as of Islamic spokesmen in the U.S.: that the 9/11 plotters and hijackers, and Osama bin Laden himself, were not really true Muslims at all.
Why not? Because they so transgressed the peaceful teachings of Islam that other Muslims -- the vast majority -- not only detested what they did on 9/11, but did not even consider them to be Muslims. I have heard this many, many times from Muslims in the U.S. Once, before the State Department went completely mad, I was speaking at a State function and got into a conversation with a State official who referred to the 9/11 hijackers in passing as "Muslims" -- whereupon he looked at me, clearly embarrassed, and stammered, "Well, I shouldn't call them Muslims..."
All right. If they aren't Muslims, why are they getting Ramadan off? Which is it?
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A U.S. military judge is postponing the hearing for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks to avoid a conflict with the end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.
A lawyer for one defendant says the judge approved the request by all five men on Monday. Prosecutors opposed the delay. The judge denied a defense request not to hold future hearings on Fridays, a day many Muslims do not work. Ramadan this year runs from July 20-Aug. 19....