This isn't the first case where religious beliefs were allowed as an excuse for an attack in the US of late. Another recent case involved a woman whose estranged ex raped her and got the case dropped because the judge said it was the man's religious belief that he could conduct himself this way. Bad things ARE on the horizon with these cases. If we don't get them stopped immediately there WILL be an outbreak of religious attacks upon non-Muslim religions, non-believers, the infidel in the US.
It's not fear mongering, it's not hatred, it's a fact. That's exactly what the extremist whack-o's are looking for. Give them the opening and they'll take advantage of it.
By the way, if those charged with crimes for 9/11 wanted to now make the claim that it was their religious belief for what they did they could quite easily use both of those cases as precedence to try to overturn their own cases. Now you know why those in NAVSTAGTMO want tried in the US. It's so they can get these kinds of cases to apply to them.