The Fact of the Martyr

Thursday's Editorial - June 12, 2008


1.  Who is Khalid Sheik Muhammad?

2.  What arguments against the death penalty for Khalid Sheik Muhammad does Jay Homnick cite in this commentary?

3.  Describe the five points Mr. Homnick makes to refute the belief that "sentencing terrorists to death creates martyrs and inspires future fighters against America."

4.  a) Is Mr. Homnick's argument that Khalid Sheik Muhammad and other terrorists should receive the death penalty persuasive?  Explain your answer.
b)  Share this commentary with a parent and ask him/her the same question.