In the US, we have a habit of taking into account along with the nature of a crime, the race and sexual orientation of the involved parties. If the person is black, and they kill a white man, they can expect in the liberal states (more and more are becoming so) to serve less jail time, especially if the involved perpetrator is poor and socially opressed. If a gay man beats the crap out of a homophobe, it is considered more morally upright behaivor than the other way around. The other way around is called hate crime. This is ridiculous. In basketball, if someone fouls another player, a call is made based on the nature of a crime, and a penalty is assessed. If a white man kills a black man, he is instantly labeled as a racist, the story hits national news, and anyone who speaks out about black men killing white men too are labeled as racists, nazis, or KKK members. Should we start making black men not responsible for fouling white men in Basketball? If you answered no, then ask yourself why we allow this to happen in society.
In this vein, I would like you to know that even before September 11th there was an anti-muslim sentiment in pockets of the United States, and a more general feeling against the people who are not homogeneous within our culture. Does this justify the actions taken by Osama and his compatriots? If they are required to be brought to justice, why do we have such a minority ruled anti-white sentiment in the United States?