Obama Inc. decided to try Suleiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and an Al-Qaeda spokesman who after September 11 appeared in a video threatening that “the storm of the planes will not stop.”
As Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in New York Federal Court today, Republicans in Congress were criticizing the Obama administration for prosecuting a suspected al Qaeda terrorist in a civilian court just about a mile from the 9/11 memorial built over Ground Zero.
“Abu Ghaith has sworn to kill Americans and he likely possesses information that could prevent harm to America and its allies,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wrote in a statement. “He is an enemy combatant and should be held in military custody.”
And the top terrorist has been getting the royal treatment from Obama Inc. ever since.
The feds treated Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law like a prince while flying the accused al Qaeda spokesman to New York in January to face terror charges, an officer testified Tuesday.
Brian McHugh, a deputy U.S. marshal who took notes while an FBI agent interrogated Suleiman Abu Ghaith en route from Jordan, said the Americans repeatedly offered him food and water and allowed him to rest between questions.
An FBI interpreter even addressed Ghaith with the honorific “sheikh,” prompting a thank you from the terror suspect, McHugh said.
“Early on, he took a fairly long break. He said he was tired and he took a nap for over an hour,” said McHugh who sat across a courtroom from the Kuwaiti man charged with conspiracy to kill Americans.
Ghaith, 47, who has a large gray beard, wore a white skullcap and a blue prison jumpsuit in court and stared silently at McHugh.
The testimony came at a hearing about whether what Ghaith said aboard the Gulfstream jet flight will be allowed as evidence in the case.
Ghaith contends he was given only an orange to eat and that he soiled his clothing and urinated on his feet because the Americans forced him to use the bathroom in total darkness, with handcuffs on.
His lawyers argue Ghaith answered questions “out of a combination of disorientation, fear, isolation, fatigue and sensory deprivation,” and claim his statements should be suppressed because his constitutional rights were violated.
The United States, under Obama, bends over backward to avoid offending Muslims by in any way, shape or form upsetting a Muslim terrorist.
And the terrorist then claims that he was tortured and abused… because that is standard Al Qaeda procedure to claim torture.
Here’s the lesson from the Al Qaeda Manual.
PRISONS AND DETENTION CENTERS
IF AN INDICTMENT IS ISSUED AND THE TRIAL, BEGINS, THE BROTHER HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
1 . At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.
2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
This is what Muslim terrorists do. No matter how you treat them, they will whine and lie. Because that is their operating procedure.