yeah, THAT'S a good idea.
“Charging them and throwing them in jail is not the solution,” said Nihad Awad, national head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which approached the FBI on behalf of the families. “The government has to show some appreciation for the actions of the parents and the community. That will encourage other families to come forward.”
Bull Shit. I am sick to death of these clowns demanding we be 'understanding' and 'consider the community' when some dirtbags like these are captured.
And by the way,
Nawar Shora, legal director for the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee — who, with a representative from a Muslim group presented the award to Persichini — said the Arab and Muslim communities will accept any charges against the men arrested in Pakistan as long as they are treated fairly.
Yet he indicated that tensions could flare, depending how the government approaches a case. “If the FBI and the prosecutors say these were five Muslims and they were trying to commit jihad, and they throw out all of these incendiary religious terms, that’s different,” Shora said.
Fuck you, Shora. They are muslims, they are terrorists and it doesn't matter if you 'accept' the charges or not. Odd thing about the law here: it's supposed to disregard your feelings and 'acceptance' of the charges and go by the facts. So screw you.