Why not? We know for a FACT that al qaeda is our enemy and we know for a FACT they are a Muslim extremist group. So, if there is an attack by any muslim with intent to kill people, we certainly should assume they are tied to al qaeda without any proof at all. Give me a reason why we shouldn't. Whether the recent jetliner attack was linked to al qaeda or not, we should assume it was. Even if it proves to be wrong, what harm is done to anyone? Either way, this guy should be executed just as the ft hood bomber should(better) be. Do either one of these men deserve a trial? No, I don't think so. For what purpose? We know they are guilty and they have admitted said guilt. Please do not use the word sympathy or compassion in any of your replies. Don't embaress yourselves.