It is a common theme that the same people who sob over the death penalty even for someone known for absolute certain did what he did - then turn around and advocate torturous confinement as their alternative.
He cannot be forced to work. Solitary confinement is one of the worst forms of torture, and under the Constitution he can not be beaten or starved. While he can be rewarded for working, he cannot be punished for not working. And all along the way, year after year, decade after decades, good people are having to go to work to pay for him, his housing, endless legal fees of his lawyers, his food, his medical care - everything - as he gets to be in prison a martyr-hero to himself and his "God."
It'd make more sense - and be cheaper - to just give him $500,000, a ticket out of the country and have a banishment order. As long as he is in prison, he is still among us, because some of us will be in prison with him, as will guards and others. And, like Hitler, he can write his manifesto plus preach his message to others there.
Exodus 20:13 KJV - Thou shalt not kill. - Bible Gateway
You can't just throw complete BS at a counter that destroyed the hate of an object. You want to argue that sometimes religion 'causes' bad things? That's as stupid as claiming that it does any good. Religion is inanimate, holding no power and merely a creation. Worshiping religion, as a pro or antagonist, is bordering on mindless.
The suppression of metaphysical expression is low class and authoritarian.
If he wants to die, hang him. If he wants to live, he can appeal the sentence. Bottom line though - nobody will remember this guy a week after he is gone. I don't even remember the last time I heard / overheard a conversation about Bin Laden. Bad guys die and the earth keeps revolving around the sun. I don't think we should ever keep a bad guy alive because we are afraid of muslim repercussions. And from a financial perspective, I am for the death penalty for murder or rape. I am more of a Deist than anything else so I don't feel any religious obligation to keep a murderer or rapist alive to save my own soul.