Lots of things going on today, but two of them seem to demonstrate one of my convictions that there is no such thing as a coincidence.
Muhammad is set to die by injection Tuesday night at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. His attorneys had asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they say he is mentally ill. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down his final appeal.
"I find no compelling reason to set aside the sentence that was recommended by the jury and then imposed and affirmed by the courts," [Virginia Governor Tim] Kaine, who is known for carefully considering death penalty cases, said in a statement. "Accordingly, I decline to intervene."
Muhammad was sentenced to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a three-week spree that left 10 dead across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
But before earthly justice is served for the 2002 series of cowardly acts, the victims of another Jihadist are being memorialized with the president and the First Lady in attendance.
During their planned four-hour visit to Fort Hood, the Obamas were scheduled to meet first with the families of those who were killed Thursday in the shootings at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, then with wounded soldiers and their relatives.
Obama later planned to address the Fort Hood community at a memorial service scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Central time, giving him another opportunity to express outrage over the deaths and to tell the nation that the government is taking steps to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
After the service, the president and first lady were scheduled to meet with wounded soldiers at Fort Hood's Darnall Army Medical Center before flying back to Washington.
Remembering the time period from September 11, 2001 to March of 2003, there seem to be a spirit of threat over the US and the West. Is that spirit returning?
But the spirit of fear is not from God, so rebuke it in the name of Jesus Christ...if you dare.