Muslim U.S. Soldier Sentenced to Death

(Telegraph-UK) Alec Russell - U.S. Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar was sentenced to death last week for a fatal attack on fellow soldiers that was blamed on his religious extremism and hatred for the U.S. Two officers were killed and 14 soldiers wounded in the March 23, 2003, attack, just before the start of the war against Iraq. Akbar rolled grenades into troop tents in the northern Kuwait desert and then opened fire on soldiers. "He is a hate-filled, ideologically driven murderer," said Lt.-Col. Michael Mulligan, the chief prosecutor. Prosecutors highlighted an entry in a 1997 diary in which Akbar wrote: "My life will not be complete unless America is destroyed."

2005-05-03 00:00:00

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