Al Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has just admitted his guilt in the attacks of September 11. Yet Moussaoui says he will fight legally to escape the death penalty for his crimes. That is his right, I suppose. Too bad the 3,000 people he helped slaughter didn’t have that same opportunity. And why is it that people such as Moussaoui and Osama bin Laden, who extol the benefits of Islamic martyrdom, in the end do whatever they can to stay alive? There is only one explanation for it: hypocritical cowardice.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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