- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 16, 2002

Thursday evening, convicted murderer Mir Aimal Kasi was executed by the state of Virginia at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Kasi a Pakistani national who went on a shooting spree outside CIA headquarters near Langley back in 1993 was sentenced to die for killing two persons and wounding three during his rampage, which arguably is one of the first terror attacks upon Americans by radical Islam.
Though no ties to al Qaeda or other groups was ever established in the Kasi case and he appears to have acted alone, there is little question that the shooter was motivated by his hatred for America and by his radical beliefs.
After he was captured by American law-enforcement personnel who had pursued the fugitive to his native land where he fled shortly after the attacks Kasi explained that he did what he did because he was angry about "U.S. treatment of Muslims and Muslim countries" and "wanted to make a statement."
No one could have foreseen it at the time, but Kasi's attacks were a harbinger of the September 11 attacks, which took place almost a decade later. It is precisely for that reason and to satisfy justice that Kasi was dealt the ultimate punishment.


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