I imagine that Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev figured that he would die a “martyr” and be sent to Muslim heaven to enjoy his 72 virgins. Or is it 76 virgins?

The argument now is whether or not he should get the death penalty.

If he does, the courts will be tied up forever with endless appeals, financed by the taxpayers.

I say just lock the guy up in maximum security with his one hour alone in the exercise yard. No access to other prisoners, no access to the Internet. Make him wait a loooong time for his 72 virgins.

Give him his Quran to read alone the rest of the time.

Maybe also give him a Bible, because if he truly reads his Quran, he will discover that it has many references to Jesus.

Sarah Stravinska

retired UL-Lafayette professor

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