July 18, 2012

Samir Khan's aka Inshallashaheed Mommy Sues Over His Death

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Lawfare Blog

The ACLU has filed suit over the deaths in drone strikes of three U.S. citizens: Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son, and AQAP propagandist Samir Khan. The complaint is available here. The ACLU’s press release is available here. I haven’t yet read the complaint, which just became available a few moments ago, but Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, says the following in an email:
Our lawsuit, which is against senior CIA and military officials, charges that the killings of U.S. citizens Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Samir Khan, and 16-year-old Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi in Yemen last year violated the Constitution’s guarantee against the deprivation of life without due process of law.

We argue that since 2002, and routinely since 2009, the United States has carried out deliberate and premeditated killings of suspected terrorists overseas, outside the context of armed conflict, based on vague legal standards, a closed executive process, and evidence never presented to the courts.

The problem Mom and Daddy is that Samir was armed and was a member of al-Qaeda in an area where hostilities between AQAP and the US were known to run both ways. AQAP planning and executing attacks against the US and the US involved in active operations against al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Yemen.

Even Samir's online moniker InshallaShaheed indicates he sought to be martyred and he wanted to be martyred while working for his favorite group of terrorists, al-Qaeda

Your son was an unlawful belligerent working in support of a terrorist group that had declared war against the US. Not to mention treason. He deserved a much worse death than the one he was given and The American Calumniator Liberties Union has picked a loser on this one.

Oh and Samir's father Zafar Khan can suck it!

By Howie at 12:51 PM | Comments |