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A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence was one that Hasan also appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr.
The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied killing 13 people at the Texas military base. In opening statements, he acknowledged that evidence would show he was the shooter and described himself as a soldier who had "switched sides."
The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week had just two options on Wednesday: either agree unanimously that Hasan should die or watch the 42-year-old get an automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole....
Dolores Wrote: "But like my son said when that happens and he goes to recieve that reward he'll say,"Uh oh, somebody lied."
Can you imagine, Dolores? I often try to imagine an eternity in Hell, where there will be fire, worms, knashing of teeth, and who knows what other pains and horrors...forever and ever. No forgiveness, no reprieve, no chance of escape, no relief, no light at the end of the tunnel...ever. reading it is one thing, but to close your eyes and really try to comprehend it for a moment is horrifying. I just can't imagine suffering horribly and painfully every second of every minute, day and night forever and ever, and ever. Boy, oh boy. I also try to imagine the sinking feeling people will have the moment they find out that they are condemned to this fate...forever.
What about the 13 unarmed soldiers that did not know they were going to be killed that day as they shaved, ate their breakfast and went to their posts. Did they know God, were they ready to meet Him? At least Hasan will have plenty of time to think over his sins and what he's done..still time..he can repent but so far he wants to die..to get his reward . But like my son said when that happens and he goes to recieve that reward he'll say,"Uh oh, somebody lied."
I have always remained undecided about capital punishment for the same reason that I would not wish death upon my worst enemy. Eternity is a long time so I always hope that each person will have every second possible to turn their lives around, no matter how bad they might be; no matter what they have done. Does the Bible give us the authority to take life? I know about the eye for an eye in the old testament, but does the new say anything about it?
I would of gave him life in prision so he couldn't become a martyr, but then again he would just be a waste of tax payers money if he spent his life in prision. He's got a rude awakening when he closes his eyes for the last time, no 72 virgins, just outer darkness and tormenting flames for all eternity.