Three of the detainees at the United States' Guantanamo Bay prison facility are demanding the death penalty for their actions, saying that they welcome the opportunity for martyrdom.
There are many who would respond to this by suggesting then that life in prison would be a better punishment. However, consider that these guys want to die because they think that they're going to heaven. Imagine their surprise when--after the trap drops, or the poison is injected, or the bullets hit--they end up, not in heaven--not even in Detroit--but in Hell.
The question is, do they deserve Hell sooner or later? The longer we keep them, the longer they think that they're going to paradise.