The chief judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals, Army Colonel James Pohl, granted the delay for the alleged architect of the Sept. 11th attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants to avoid insulting Muslim sensitivities during the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.
WAPO A U.S. military judge agreed Monday to postpone the next court hearings at the Guantanamo Bay prison for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. The judge issued a short order postponing the next pretrial hearings at the U.S. base in Cuba until Aug. 22-26 at the request of all five defendants, said James Connell, a lawyer for one of the accused.
The hearings had been scheduled to run from Aug. 8-12, which fall during the last 10 days of Ramadan, a period in which the Muslim savages fast during the day and pray during the night. That would make it difficult for the accused to participate in their defense, said Connell, a lawyer for Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali.
“It’s very difficult to pay attention to sometimes intricate legal proceedings when you haven’t had any sleep and you haven’t had any food,” Connell said.(And we should care about this because why?)
The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, denied a defense request not to hold any future hearings in the case on Fridays, a day on which many Muslims do not work and his order does not mention what will happen if future hearings fall during the month of Ramadan. The judge did not explain his decisions in the brief ruling.
Military prosecutors had opposed a defense motion to prohibit any hearings on Fridays or during Ramadan, saying to do so would eliminate about 20 percent of potential hearing dates from the calendar and make it difficult to schedule court sessions at the remote base.
I wonder if this means the judge will also cave to the NON-Muslim female attorney of one of the 9/11 trial defendants who is calling for all women (prosecutors & court staff) in the courtroom to wear “appropriate” Islam-approved clothing during proceedings out of respect for her client’s religious beliefs, as reported by Fox News.
Civilian defense attorney Cheryl Bormann wore a headbag (hijab) during Saturday’s arraignment hearing for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and his four co-defendants, and asked the court to order other women to do the same. She said the defendants’ Muslim beliefs cause them to have to avert their eyes “for fear of committing a sin under their faith” when they see a woman who is not covered up.
FOX interviews Lady Hijab. Then Debra Burlingame, whose brother was one of the 9/11 pilots, explains how these terrorists are playing the court and doing all they can to disrupt the proceedings to show their contempt for our system.