Adel Abdel Bary was convicted for his role in two 1998 Al Qaeda terrorist bombings of American embassies in Africa that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Bary, now 60, had spent the past 21 years in prison, instead of Hell, where he belongs.
Surprise! Bary is now free and living in the U.K. with his wife, Ragaa, who lives in a $1 million-plus apartment in London, after U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan granted his early release. Why did Judge Kaplan set the mass-murdering terrorist free, you ask? Because he was worried that Bary was too fat to survive the coronavirus if he should contract it while being incarcerated.
According to court documents, Bary’s lawyers urged his release, stating: “Mr. Bary’s continued incarceration now significantly increases his risk of infection, which could wreak disastrous health outcomes. The defendant’s obesity is an extraordinary and compelling reason that could justify a reduction of his sentence in light of the current pandemic.”
This apparently moved Judge Kaplan deeply, as, in granting the release, he wrote: “Defendant’s obesity and somewhat advanced age make COVID-19 significantly more risky to him than to the average person.”
The U.S. handed Bary over to U.K. officials after his release, as his return apparently could not be blocked since he was granted asylum there in 1997, just two years prior to being arrested and extradited to the United States to stand trial.
So, to recap: 1) a man who played a vital role in killing hundreds of innocent people, including Americans, was treated so well in an American prison that he grew fat as he grew old. 2) A judge was so worried that that same terrorist might catch the Wuhan Flu and become seriously ill that he granted his early release from prison, so that he could…3) Rejoin his wife in her lavish, million-dollar abode in Jolly Olde England. 4) That same judge was sympathetic to the notion that Bary’s continued incarceration would significantly increase his “risk of infection, which could wreak disastrous health outcomes.” Yet, he was entirely unconcerned that Bary’s release could “significantly increase” the risk of “disastrous health outcomes” for everyone else, even knowing that his prior conduct led to the deaths of scores of people.
The contention that “The defendant’s obesity is an extraordinary and compelling reason that could justify a reduction of his sentence in light of the current pandemic” is so preposterous as to defy description. “Your honor, I know that the defendant raped and murdered those 14 nine-year-old girls a few years ago and used some of their body parts to make furniture, but he is obese and a prime candidate for a stroke or heart attack if he isn’t granted an early release. Surely this is an extraordinary and compelling reason to reduce his sentence. Have you no compassion? Do the right thing and set him free!”
If those in the West don’t quickly grow a pair and re-embrace their heritage, evil will prevail.
Does anyone honestly think that leftists would treat an overweight Trump supporter who was convicted of a capital crime as well as they treat convicted terrorists?