This is a travesty. The "man" deserved death. Of course, there are those that say "Oh, but killing him would make him a martyr!" Big hairy deal. Islamofacists already have a bajillion martyrs for thier "cause", what's one more? He should be on his way to hell right now. But no, some idiot on the jury thought it'd be best if "we were the better people." BS.
MyPetJawa has a bit more on the subject.