November 13, 2009
Posted: 1449 GMT

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Marc   November 13th, 2009 2:56 pm ET

He has a chance for a fair trail ,the victims of 9/11 did not!!!

Bye bye from belgium

Mo   November 13th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

the USA refused to handover IRA members to UK to be tried there becuase it considered the public/jury will be hostile toward them and they won't get a free trial.
send a 911 suspect to be tried in NY is no difference.

Marek from Czech republic   November 13th, 2009 3:44 pm ET

The trial must be fair. No crusade. Sheikh Mohammed mustn´t become a martyr.

mike b   November 13th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

The US will go through the motions of a trial, he'll be found guilty and the appeals process will go on for ever. He will go from one jail to another jail only in a cooler climate.

Keira   November 13th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

He's getting as fair a trial as possible, considering what he did & where he did it! I don't think he would've gotten a 100% fair trial anywhere in the world, but hey, he's alive right now. He didn't give the same consideration to the people who died that day so even if he didn't get a fair share, I have no sympathy for him, none whatsoever! He made his bed!

Jasmine from Iran   November 13th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

Please US would not give him a death Penalty. Current US government is so scared of doing anything to guys like him. The worst they would sent him to Guantama Bay. Where ofcourse they get pampered and treated with special gloves. Look at the way they treat the Military Muslim ,Palestinain guy. He is being taken care of.

I feel sorry for the american people and the rest of the world who lose loved ones to monsters such as this man. And yet government do not do anything about it. They just sit and talk and give speeches.

Yes I am sure President Obamas speeches is really going to scare monsters that think that killing people is just in their religion.

zappy max   November 13th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

if the Usa has declared the authors of 9-11 are international terrorists., and IF the Usa are accepting the UN or international institutions, why are You so reluctant to send those criminals against humanity to be judged at the International court of Justice, in Holland ??? You are already NOT accepting their juridiction for other purposes, war crimes committted or under the responsability of the Us troops.. so... it's normal then the Us don't want other jurisdictions to try those guys... so play your game your way, as usual.

Johansson   November 13th, 2009 6:43 pm ET

Personally, I believe in american justice system, if a fair trial is possible under the circumstances, it is possible in the US.

zappy max   November 13th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

and prior comment== "the USA refused to handover IRA members to UK to be tried there becuase it considered the public/jury will be hostile toward them and they won't get a free trial.
send a 911 suspect to be tried in NY is no difference"
=== could confirm those criminals should be judged elsewhere...but even those irish terrorists were never actually tried , fairly, neither in the Us or elsewhere... so why a differecne for the 9-11 guys, at another scale those irish bombers were as terrorists as OBL guys... but not muslims..I wonder...

zappy max (Be-Mex)   November 13th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

furthermore, if the Secertary of Justice already publicly asked for death penalties BEFORE their trial is opened... isn't already such declaration a cause for a mistrial BEFORE any judiclary process ??? Is Habeas corpus procedure respected with such oficial statement ?

Johansson   November 13th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Quote "furthermore, if the Secertary of Justice already publicly asked for death penalties BEFORE their trial is opened... isn't already such declaration a cause for a mistrial BEFORE any judiclary process ??? Is Habeas corpus procedure respected with such oficial statement ?"

I don't know details on that, but I have understood that demands regarding the penalty, are not uncommon. Usually the crime is known before trial, but who is responsible is not (innocent until proven quilty). And what ever is said about possible sentence, before trial, is not the official verdict. So I don't believe that such "demands" could be considered cause for mistrial, or evidence of unfair trial.

Admittably, getting a fair trial in case like this is going to be hard. No matter what the outcome, I do not think there is really anything that could be done by altering the american legal system, the trial will be fair or not, as a result of human actions.

Jasmine from Iran   November 15th, 2009 9:15 am ET

Why is it that people are standing up for the rights of such monsters they are not human. Don't worry even if he does get the death penalty he probably does not mind it since he think that he would be a Martyr and would be greated by Seven virgins. And in his home country treated as Hero.

Very interesting and disturbing that no one is standing for the rights of all those innocent people including children who died and their families. What about their right? If you are an American shouldn't you be protecting their right too?

Mo   November 15th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

How you treat people tell so much about your values!

if you have two set of morals, one for American and one for the rest of the world this is clear example of hypocrisy.

if the american want to ignore their own values, that is up to them but they won't dare to lecture China, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Egypt, ...etc on issue like Human rights.

look at your self Jasmin. you're comparing these people values to the values of the American people.

Jasmine from Iran   November 15th, 2009 9:29 pm ET


First of there has not been " No Human Rights" in Iran for the last 30 years.
I am sure you have watched and seen how the Iranian government treats its own people and the rest of the world is just seeing bits of what is happening in Iran. It is much much worst. Anyone who questions is brutally killed, raped, tortured. Do you have any idea how many university students are killed by our government simply for wanting freedom.. So please do not even attempt to compare living in Iran compared to that of US and Europe.
I lost someone at 911 too and the pain would never leave me. Every time I have to get on a plane it is a flash back of what could happen.

Do you have any idea how many people lost loved ones in 911?
Do you think only non muslims died in 911?
Do you have any idea how many children died?

Why should anyone have compassion for Monsters like him. They are not humans nor are they true Muslims. They are terrorizing innocent people around the world not just US.

US and Europe is making it too easy for such monster to hurt other people. They are letting them off too easy for their own political and economical issue.

Meanwhile innocent people are being killed for nothing. Remember the Mumbai killing as well.

All I am saying is that these criminal should be tried actually by their own Sharia Law. I wonder what the punishment is Sharia law for killing so many people at one time?

Mo   November 16th, 2009 2:47 am ET


do you know what is common between the West and these criminals?

Both claim moral superiority!!!!!

While US is claiming to support democracy, let's not forget that it is the same US that killed democracy in Iran before.

The US killed 240 civilian Iranian, did US said sorry?
it clear that some lives are more important than others.

It is not compassion, it is fairness.

you can not pick an chose from the set of values that you have put for your self. otherwise this is the definition of hypocrisy.

Ri from South Africa   November 16th, 2009 7:26 am ET

the only prize for killing others should be your own death

barbara agarwal   November 17th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

This should be a military tribunal trial–not civilian case.
Need we cite FDR's (precedent case) handling of German spies in the '40s?....To have a civil trial is to extend MY rights (of presumed innocence and right to appeal, etc.) to those who have done everything to destroy my rights. As soon as the President's foot hits the WH lawn after this trip, I expect him to reverse the Atty. General's announcement–IF indeed, President Obama IS listening to the majority of people in this country.

Jasmine from Iran   November 17th, 2009 10:26 pm ET


Yes lets keep on killing each other tell the end of the world becasue this and that killed sometime in history. Is this your justification? Should innocent people die because US or Europe did this and that before.

If you look at history I am sure there has always been wars does that mean that things have to continue.

So by your standard the native Americans have to kill the rest of the American because 400 years ago they took over their land. So they have to terrorize the rest of the civilians.

Before Islam invaded Iran it was called Persia and the faith practiced was Zorasterian . I am not going to get into the brutal blood shed and distruction of Persian Culture , historical sites, books and so much more. And many Zorasterian fled the country to survive.
Now according to your logic does that mean that Zorasterians should have the right to wage a holy Jihad against all Muslims?

As I said there has been so many wars and terror in our history. But we can't kill now in reference to what has happened in the past. Otherwise we will be killing each other for eternity.

Mo   November 18th, 2009 1:26 am ET


what you have mentioned has nothing to do with what i said. Nothing justify killing of anyone and I did not get the relation of what you have mentioned and what I have said.

let me stress my point again.

the USA seems to have double moral system. One for its own people, and one for the rest of the world. If you still remember, one of the Taliban was captured in Afghanistan is American, but yet he had a civil trial, didn't he?
Justice is blind, or it used to be. Now it look to your nationality, your color, or religion so it can decide what kind of course it will take.

This is what this discussion is about.

if you have set of value, it should apply to everyone. Morals and rights can not be something subjective, you apply it when want you want and opt when you hate the outcome.

The funny thing, this process showed how little faith American people have for their own judicial system!!!!

it is all or none system.

elyas   March 15th, 2010 10:19 am ET


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