Many don’t understand why Zacarias Moussaoui's jury let him live? But they handed him the worst possible sentence for him, life in prison. Now he get to become a martyr. He is a disgrace and must live with religious failure. No 70 virgins. No heaven. No Allah welcoming him with open arms.
Nada. Zip. Kaput.
Now, he gets to live in an American prison, with American criminals, who despite their tainted past, are still Americans.
Moussaoui is about to become every inmate’s cell honey. He will die a punk buddy and a sweet sugar booger and not a “heroic warrior of Allah”. He will live in a small cell with bad memories to keep him company for the rest for his days.
No, we may not get to see him die immediately. But die he will. Slowly. Painfully. He will be shown the same indifference he showed the 9/11 victims and their families.
On that side of the fence is the “real world”. Moussaoui's world will be filled with violence and unrelenting hate. A world of silent suffering and muffled screams, day in and day out. He will live hundreds of days wondering if his food is tainted with urine. Thousands of lonely hours will pass living with nightmares you and I can’t even begin think about. That is Moussaoui’s life from now on. He will probably ask his god why he allowed this? His prayers will return void and empty… He will come to the end of his beliefs, and he will realize his life was in vain and is utterly ruined. Over time, his psyche will break and shatter many times over.
Trust me. Moussaoui got the perfect sentence for his hideous crime.
The NY Daily News agrees. Justice was served.