The person convicted for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center is suing the United States for alleged religious discrimination.
The man, Ahmad Ajaj who is serving 114 years in prison, claims his meals are not catered to his Islamic beliefs and he has not been given a Muslim prayer leader.
Joe Connor, the author of “Shattered Lives” and who lost his father and cousin to separate terror incidents, was asked by the hosts of “Fox & Friends” how he felt about the remark.
“This is a religious issue for him? We aren’t giving him his religious rights? What about the six people who were murdered that day and the unborn baby that was murdered that day? What about the 100,000 people they planned to kill?” Connor asked.
“They brought a bomb in that was 12,000 pounds of nitrates. they expected to knock one tower into the other and kill 100,000 people. That was their goal. The fact that they failed and only killed 6 people… for the people who get killed its no less a tragedy than the thousands [who were not].”
“This guy wanted to kill 100,000 or more Americans because of our religions – Jew, Christian, whatever – and now he expects us to cater to the food that he is eating? Enough, this is a war, let’s fight it like a war.”
Connor said the terrorist is being treated as fairly as a human being can be treated for what he did and said the situation would be much different should the roles have been reversed.
“If there was an American caught by Al Qaeda, he would have been beheaded. He would have been disemboweled. I was at Guantamino Bay and I’ve seen how well these guys are treated given what they’ve done and he’s no different.
The Fox & Friends host emphasized that it was not just alleged discrimination based on his food service, but that the convicted terrorist was not given an iman.
Terrorist convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is suing the U.S. over religious rights in prison pic.twitter.com/mfeGrjNhOV
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 29, 2018
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) August 30, 2018
People online were pretty one-sided on the issue:
Good Luck with that. You have no rights. None None None. We are paying to feed you among other things. Forget it
— Deborah Ellis (@HarmonyToday) August 29, 2018
Why is he still alive???
— Peter Gruszecki (@peskgruszecki) August 29, 2018
What a joke and waste of $$. You lost your rights.
— Jan Huertas (@jfporterhuertas) August 29, 2018
No Rights in prison . Do the crime – Do the Time
— Debbie Hannon (@dlhanno64) August 29, 2018
And with today’s activist judges, they will probably win and get a big settlement, and forward that money to terrorist activitie,s..smh
— Roy Hurst (@RoyHurst8) August 29, 2018
Why is he still alive?
— Ryan Williams (@REWillz008) August 29, 2018
Religious rights in prison? You tried to blow up a building. What about someone’s right to live?
— Brian H (@bhny83) August 29, 2018
This “animal” has no rights !!! He lost any rights, by being part of a murdering gang of religious nuts by killing Americans. Why is there not an automatic death penalty ?
— Sue Jones (@BarbieSueJ) August 29, 2018