The man behind bars for masterminding an attack on a Minnesota mosque in 2017 is facing life in prison, and had the audacity to request that the courts recognize that he is now a transgender "woman."
How mentally ill can one person be...
Michael Hari is now asking to go by Emily Claire Hari and proceeded to blame gender dysphoria and "right-wing misinformation" for his bombing of Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.
In other words, the 50-year-old criminal realizes he is already aging and will not last long in prison. He knows that pretending to have mental illness will likely help reduce his prison sentence. I hope he doesn't get off that easily.
The Star Tribune reports:
“She strongly desired making a full transition but knew she would be ostracized from everyone and everything she knew,” Hari’s defense attorney, Shannon Elkins, wrote in court documents. “Thus, as she formed a ragtag group of freedom fighters or militia men and spoke of missions to Cuba and Venezuela, Ms. Hari secretly looked up ‘sex change,’ ‘transgender surgery,’ and ‘post-op transgender’ on the Internet. As she purchased military fatigues for their ‘missions’ she also purchased dresses and female clothing for a planned trip to Bangkok, Thailand, for male-to-female surgery. She was living a double life.”
Elkins cites these as factors in asking U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank to give Hari no more than a 30-year prison sentence — the mandatory minimum for Hari’s conviction — and not the life term sought by prosecutors. She has also asked for an amended prison placement based on her transgender identity, but the details of the request are under seal. Elkins could not be reached for comment.
In December, a jury found Hari, of Clarence, Ill., guilty on civil rights and hate crimes charges related to bombing the mosque. Throughout the 2 ½-week trial in St. Paul, prosecutors for Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney’s Office described Hari as a hater of Islam and immigrants who viewed both as threats to American culture. After the 2016 election of Donald Trump, Hari bid on a federal government contract to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, which Hari viewed as a symbol of protecting American values. Hari later graduated to violent action, manipulating uneducated and financially vulnerable men from Hari’s rural community to help “harass the untouchables.”
According to reports, Hari joined up with Joe Morris and Michael McWhorter on August 4, 2017 and drove a rented truck, stocked with rifles, a bomb, and a sledgehammer from Illinois to Minnesota in order to attack the mosque.
“During the trial, Morris and McWhorter told the jury that, under Hari’s instructions, they broke open a window to the mosque and tossed the bomb into the imam’s office as people gathered inside for a morning prayer,” reported the Tribune. “Hari supervised from the truck, and all three slapped a high-five as they sped away. Morris and McWhorter both pleaded guilty to their roles in the bombing and became key witnesses for the prosecution’s case against Hari.”
“Emily Hari is more than a one-note caricature,” Elkins wrote in the report. “She is a complex human being who has been convicted by a jury of her peers. She will stand before this Court for sentencing, facing life in prison. She asks the Court to consider a sentence that is just and proportionate rather than vindictive or symbolic.”
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