«Within hours of the verdict Sheikh issued a defiant message through his lawyers. "We will see who shall die first: me or the authorities who have arranged the death sentence for me," he said. "Now is the time of jihad between Islam and the non-believers."
Sheikh made clear that Pakistan's military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, was also a target. "Musharraf should know that almighty Allah is there and he can take revenge," he said.»
Yow! Are they FAITH-BASED yet?
In more optimistic news, Fresh Air had an interview with a guy who described how he went from being a hectoring fundamentalist Moslem legalist to being just a yowling Moslem legalist. Really quite interesting, in a sort of DSM-3 kinda way.