There were people moving money for Shahzad, and he had connections to the Pakistani Taliban. Now none of his jihadi patrons can shoot him a few bucks for a decent lawyer now? Of course not: that would implicate them, and in any case it’s better to make the kuffar pay for it all.
Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, who made his first court appearance Tuesday, is seen here in a mug shot provided by the U.S. Marshals.
A federal judge assigned a public defender to Shahzad, who faces five terror-related counts in connection with the attempted car bombing of midtown Manhattan on May 1.
Shahzad appeared in a Manhattan federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon to hear the charges against him and to be assigned a public defender in an arraignment that lasted less than 10 minutes….
Shahzad uttered a faint “yes” when the judge asked if his affidavit of financial insufficiency was correct, meaning that Shahzad could not afford private counsel. Judge Francis then appointed public defender Julia Gatto to represent him. Shahzad’s only request of the judge was that he be provided with halal meals – food that follows Islamic dietary restrictions….
Of course. We should make every accommodation for this would-be mass murderer. As Marisol put it earlier: “That is: ‘Please go to extra trouble on the taxpayer dime to respectfully accommodate the belief system under whose orders (cf. Qur’an 9:5, for starters) my client tried to commit mass murder.'”