Friday, January 06, 2006

And You Thought OJ's Lawyers Were Weasels

Haroon Rashid Aswat, one of the men who was trying to set up an al Qaeda training camp in Oregon, is fighting his court-ordered extradition to the US on the basis that he might be tortured. Many thanks to liberal imbeciles motivated by partisan politics, notably Senator Dick Durbin, who have so mangled the definition of torture that virtually anything now qualifies.

But that's not the outrageous part.

Read what Aswat's lawyer, Gareth Peirce, has to say:
“It shows the extent to which the United States is manipulating evidence and pressuring witnesses. All that is said about Haroon Aswat is that in 1999 he travelled to a farm in the US which was considering setting up a Muslim community and, after a few days, left. That’s it — that’s the evidence.”
Never mind that American James Ujaama, Aswat's accomplice has already confessed and agreed to testify against Aswat, all that was going on was planning for a "Muslim community". You know, like the Amish or the Mennonites.

If the Amish and Mennonites were into global terrorism.

Also posted at The Jawa Report.