Meesha's Mish Mash

What Price a Life?

silhouette of soldier 2-mdTwo american soldiers were tried by military courts for similar offences

One, a muslim, went on a rampage and killed 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009

One, a christian, went on a rampage and killed 16 Afghan civilians (mostly women and children) in 2012

One was sentenced to life in prison, without parole.

The other was sentenced to death

Do I need to tell you who received what sentence?

Personally, I am against the death penalty .  But some might wonder if the different punishments for similar crimes indicates that the american military courts view a muslim murderer to be more evil than a christian murderer. or an Afghan muslim life less worthy than an american christian life ?


2 comments on “What Price a Life?

  1. vishalbheeroo
    August 29, 2013

    This is sad and what the world has become. Our life bear no price and we can never know how somebody will infiltrate to murder us. Nicely written.

    • Meesha
      August 29, 2013

      Thank you for leaving a comment

      It is indeed sad that some human lives are thought to be more important than others. Once one accepts that position, it becomes easier for one people to justify social, economic, legal, and political discrimination against other people they consider to be ‘inferior’ to themselves!

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