QuoteOriginally posted by: EtukaUnlike the Italians, we plucky Brits know our place...Sure, Yousef Magied Al Molqi dumped an American vacationer in a wheelchair, over the side of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. The Italians set him free a few years later "on good behavior" for being a "model prisoner."QuoteOriginally posted on: March 6, 1996Italy's foreign minister, Susanna Agnelli, said al-Molqi's temporary release fell within Italian law. Al-Molqi, 34, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for hijacking the cruise ship Achille Lauro, shooting passenger Leon Klinghoffer, who was in a wheelchair, and ordering one of the ship's employees to push him and the chair overboard.QuoteOriginally posted on: March 4, 1996Bassam al-Asker, one of the hijackers, was granted parole in 1991. Ahmad Marrouf al-Assadi, another accomplice, disappeared in 1991 while on parole. Four others, including the mastermind, Abu Abbas, were convicted in absentia and remain at large.Plus, you will remember that Carlos the Jackal, as well as who knows how many other terrorists, gangsters, and criminals of every stripe, were allowed a free pass around that whole continent like no one cared.QuoteOriginally posted by: BrontosaurusDo you really feel that your analogy is 100% accurate.Germans sent citizens to the gas chamber for the crime of banking. The CIA took this cleric for questioning, in order to protect civilians like Marsden from being blown up on TV. Union soldiers shot Confederate soldiers dead at the Battle of Bull Run. Stephen Heller shot dead a home-invasion robber on the morning of June 16th. Joran Van der Sloot was held for questioning in Aruba under suspicion of murder. What do all these things have in common? There was no jury trial. They are all NAZIS!
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