Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born US Muslim suspected of orchestrating the attempted bombing of Times Square of May 1st, has told U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum that he "pleads guilty 100 times and more."
Courtesy of Yahoo! News:
This has become a disturbing spectacle in terrorism suspect trials; the suspect shows absolutely no remorse for his intentions and happily pleads guilty to plans of mass murder.
"One has to understand where I'm coming from," Shahzad calmly told [the judge], who challenged him repeatedly with questions such as whether he worried about killing children in Times Square. "I consider myself ... a Muslim soldier."
The 30-year-old described his effort to set off a bomb in an SUV he parked in Times Square on May 1, saying he chose the warm Saturday night because it would be crowded with people who he could injure or kill.
Shahzad dismissed the judge's question about the children by saying the U.S. didn't care when children were killed in Muslim countries.
These people, for lack of a better word, like Shahzad consider citizens of entire countries to be soldiers in a war if that country is engaged in war. In their minds, they are not attacking innocents; they are attacking military targets. Shazad's sentiments of being a "Muslim soldier" are literal.
Whether these vermin truly believe in such a flawed perspective or have merely fooled themselves into doing so , I can't say for sure; it may be one or the other, or it may be both.