Prosecutors argued that Naveed Haq, was a jihadi terrorist on a mission for martyrdom; the defense countered that the prosecutions case proved their client was insane. In the end, what we’ll term the “jihad made me do it” insanity defense didn’t work and Haq was found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder and seven other counts.
Jihadists take note: The insanity defense may not work for you. On Tuesday, Naveed Haq, a self-styled soldier of Islam, was found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder and seven other counts related to a 2006 shooting rampage in Seattle.
- Jury Rejects Insanity Defense in Mother Strangling (foxnews.com)
- Bishop lawyer says Boston case may help defense (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Turkey: “Insanity” defense of man accused in bishop’s murder questioned (jihadwatch.org)