Dallas Jihadist Epilogue: the Valentine to Osama
October 21, 2010, 03:34 PM
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When wanna-be Dallas bomber and illegal alien Hosan Smadi was sentenced earlier this week, he recited a groveling apology to the court, perhaps hoping for a shorter sentence.
Would-be Dallas bomber gets 24-year sentence, Star-Telegram, October 19, 2010

DALLAS — Minutes before he was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison, Hosam �Sam� Smadi apologized for trying to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper.

�Your honor, I’m so ashamed of what I did,� Smadi said, standing before U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn on Tuesday in a bright orange jumpsuit. �I’m very sorry for my actions. I could have never lived with myself if I had hurt anybody.�

Speaking in broken English, Smadi, 20, told the judge that he now believes that Osama bin Laden is �bad� and that he hates al Qaeda.

�I will never have anything to do with this again,� he said.

It sounded like a great performance, particularly considering the video that was released by authorities post-sentencing.
Dallas bomber’s message to �beloved’ bin Laden, WFAA-TV Dallas, October 20, 2010

Hosam Smadi, who was convicted of attempting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper, said during his trial that Osama bin Laden is a �bad man.�

But a video released on Wednesday — after his sentencing — tells a different story.

Smadi taped a message in Arabic to Osama bin Laden in which he praises the the world’s best-known terrorist and proclaims his loyalty. At one point, he glorifies the September 11 attacks.

So apparently the mental illness he claimed as a defense in the case was not quite as severe as represented. It turns out Smadi’s motivation for the attempted terrorist act was plain old Islamic jihad. What a surprise.