"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
That's how long Mounir Motassadeq, convicted of being an accessory to murder, will serve for each person murdered on September 11.
Why so short, you ask? Well, German law imposes a maximum penalty off 15 years for that sort of crime, regardless of how many people were slaughtered.
Now, to be honest, I don't know what sorts of laws the States have for this sort of thing, but I think I can guarantee that we would have found some way to either have him executed or in prison for the rest of his life. And either way would be better than him getting out in fifteen freaking years.
Why didn't we extradite him? Was it because Germany is our "ally?"
It bothers me immensely. But clearly, it's Germany that's in trouble, if their maximum penalty for helping to kill 3,000 people is a scant 15 years.
Posted by Timothy1:49 PM
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