/ April 30, 2005 04:58 PM
You remember Sgt. Hasan Akbar, the guy who rolled a grenade into his fellow soldiers' tent in Kuwait days before the Iraqi invasion in March 2003 killing 2 and wounding 14, well he's been found guilty (surprise!) and now sentenced to death. He should have been brought out back and shot in the head as there's no chance of evidence ever clearing him and he's admitted the action. Why do we need to keep him around any longer?
A military jury sentenced a soldier to death Thursday for a grenade and rifle attack on his own comrades during the opening days of the Iraq invasion, a barrage that killed two officers and that prosecutors said was driven by religious extremism.
Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who gave a brief, barely audible apology hours earlier, stood at attention between his lawyers as the verdict was delivered. He showed no emotion.
He could have been sentenced to life in prison with or without parole for the early morning March 2003 attack, which also wounded 14 fellow members of the Army's 101st Airborne Division (search) at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.
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The Jawa Report who puts some humor on the situation(?!)
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Posted by Digger on April 30, 2005 04:58 PM (Permalink)
I agree with you on that, it's really ironic that Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar has been sentenced to death for BETRAYING his country and Marine 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano is on trial for DOING his duty—defending America.
Posted by: Tim on April 30, 2005 07:02 PM
My name is Quran Akbar Bilal. I am the mother of Sgt. Hasan Akbar. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, an American soldier who was accused, convicted and sentenced to death for 2 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of premeditated attempted murder. My son never confessed to that crime.
In February, 2010 the United States Army Defense Team filed an appeal in the behalf of Sgt. Hasan Akbar for a retrial. I never read the Brief. I am speaking in the behalf of my son Hasan Akbar for justice. Three other soldiers were involved in the case. Sgt. Kumma, Sgt. Claudale, and Sgt Brandt Scott. Their involvement was never mentioned. During my first visit, Hasan stated. "I couldn't fight three hundred soldiers, they all turn against me." Hasan stated that Sgt. Kumma, Sgt Claudale and Sgt. Brandt Scott, threatened to kill him, they told him that he was the enemy and called him by abusive names. Hasan stated, "I couldn't walk the yard without being ridiculed & made mockery of. I fear for my life." It was told that the majors, commanders, and others...knew what was happening. They ignored the situation.
Hasan stated a drug was given to him hours before the attack. U. S. Military Atty. Captain David Coombs stated and verified that a drug was given to Akbar hours before the attack, and he was isolated from the other soldiers. Three other immigrant Muslims were capture and let go during the attack. It was documented that Hasan's rifle didn't kill the Captain, three months later if was changed. The Captain was shot in the back and leg. There was no investigation in the defense for Sgt. Hasan Akbar, the request was denied.
No Mitigator was present during the trial. From the beginning to the end of Akbar's trial. he was under the influence of drugs. Sgt. Hasan Akbar Defense Atty. Captain David Coombs and Major Dan Brookhart, are very close friends with victims in the Grenade attack. Hasan's parents were prohibited from speaking in his behalf. The witnesses that the Defense Team called to speak in Sgt. Hasan Akbar behalf were the same soldies that Akbar put in a request to file charges against and his requests were denied. In my closing I'd like to say that I listened to each victim in the attack and not one of them stated that they were sleep.
Imam Warith D. Mohammed gave his full support in the defense for Hasan Akbar. In the month of July, 2008 Imam Warith D. Mohammed accepted the responsibility of paying the remaining balance of Hasan Akbar's Attorney Fee [in payments].
On August 11, 2009, I received a letter from Deputy Commandant Thomas J. Schmitt, from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: stating that your son, Hasan Akbar received serious burns on his body from hot water. It was noted: it was boiling hot water and it was thrown on him. The Mitigator Mrs. Townsend, during her visit in Los Angeles, CA. stated that the U.S. Army did tamper with Akbar's original diary and interpreted to what they thought it meant.
Thank You, May Allah Have Mercy. As Salaamu Akakium!
Posted by: QURAN AKBAR BILAL on March 8, 2012 06:28 AM