The "Beheading" Defense

Dutch Muslim who videotaped himself in Iraq planting roadside bombs claims he only did it because he was threatened with beheading. Right. If I had a million dollars for every time Johnnie Cochran's now famous "beheading defense" was used......


An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen pleaded not guilty Monday in what the Justice Department called the first U.S. terror charges against insurgents targeting Americans in Iraq.

Wesam al-Delaema, 33, has been wanted by the United States since 2003, when he and his fellow "Mujahideen from Fallujah" videotaped themselves planting explosives along an Iraq road used by U.S. troops. The explosives did not result in any deaths....

In extradition hearings in the Netherlands, al-Delaema argued that he was forced to make the video after being kidnapped and beaten. He said he feared being beheaded if he resisted.

Posted by: Rusty at 05:18 PM


1 He better 'beheading' to prison. USA, all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at January 29, 2007 08:00 PM

2 I'd like to see him hanged just like Saddam.

Posted by: templar knight at January 29, 2007 08:55 PM

Just like the Chewbacca Defense, it just doesn’t make sense.

Posted by: Mrs Abe Froman at January 29, 2007 09:27 PM

4 Extradition hearings in the Netherlands? They'll nether allow him to be extradited to a country with the death penalty for adults.He'll end up painting landscapes and smoking hash in a prison that looks like an American entertainment complex, assuming he's convicted at all.

Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at January 30, 2007 01:46 AM

5 Is it against the law to hire mercenaries to kill these assholes? I want a video of him on his knees begging.

Posted by: greyrooster at January 30, 2007 06:32 PM

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