Last Friday I wrote that “Hasan Akbar’s jihad has reached its conclusion.” That seems to have been premature: it has now come to light that he stabbed an MP last month, and I suspect he will go on looking for opportunities to kill. But Judge Stephen Henley is unmoved; it was, after all, just an “opportunistic stabbing.”
An “opportunistic stabbing”? What the heck does that mean? What about Akbar’s stated motives, priorities, and values? I suppose 9/11 was just a case of “opportunistic building destruction.”
“Judge won’t allow evidence of fight in Akbar sentencing,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
FORT BRAGG, N.C. The judge in Sergeant Hasan Akbar’s court-martial says he won’t admit evidence of a fight that Akbar had last month with an M-P in the restroom at Fort Bragg’s legal building.
Prosecutors had asked that they be allowed to introduce evidence of the March 30th fight to show a pattern of behavior. The prosecutors wanted to use it during the sentencing phase where a jury will decide whether to sentence Akbar to death or life in prison.
Judge Stephen Henley said he didn’t think what he called an “opportunistic stabbing” two years after the attack inside the Army camp in Kuwait showed a pattern.
Akbar took a sharp item from an office where he was meeting with lawyers and attacked the M-P who was assigned to escort him to the men’s room.