Kamel Bourgass murdered a police officer and should be imprisoned for a very long time.
I'm not going to question that, but think about this for a moment.
Why would a (supposedly) highly-trained al-Qaeda terrorist choose to submit himself to the asylum process? Why expose yourself to government scrutiny and risk discovery? Why live a hand-to-mouth existence in the black economy and committing petty crimes, with the ever-present risk of arrest and the exposure of the terrorist mission?
This man wasn't part of a global terrorist plot. He was a loner who had discovered his recipes for poison from survivalists and anarchists in the US, not some Afghan training school. He wasn't a terrorist professional, but an amateur. More on the story on the Register.