I wonder if they will be making sure that every juror believes that Islam is a religion of peace. From AP, with thanks to Sheik Yer’mami:
WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors want to know the religious beliefs and practices of potential jurors who will decide whether the only person charged in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks receives the death penalty or life in prison.
In a court filing Monday, the prosecutors listed 89 questions, many with multiple parts, designed to discern the views that prospective jurors have about Islam, the death penalty, the U.S. government and the defendant, Zacarias Moussaoui, 37, a French citizen of Moroccan descent.
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema will decide which questions will be asked. She already has decided that 500 potential jurors will be summoned to the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 6 to begin what is expected to be a month-long jury selection process.