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Tarek’s powerful sentencing statement

Spoken to Judge O’Toole during his sentencing, April 12th 2012. In the name of God, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Exactly four years ago this month, I was finishing my work shift at a local hospital. As I was walking to my car I was approached by two federal agents. They said that I […]

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Mother Jones | “I Guess Posting Videos Online Can Make You a Terrorist” by Adam Serwer

I Guess Posting Videos Online Can Make You a Terrorist —By Adam Serwer Tue Dec. 20, 2011 11:14 AM PST   Tarek Mehanna, the Boston native who was accused of material support for terrorism based on what prosecutors said was his online advocacy on behalf of al Qaeda, was found guilty on all counts Monday. […]

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WBUR – All Things Considered | “Brother Of Tarek Mehanna: ‘Political Climate’ Influenced Jury” by Sacha Pfeiffer and Lynn Jolicoeur

Brother Of Tarek Mehanna: ‘Political Climate’ Influenced Jury BY SACHA PFEIFFER AND LYNN JOLICOEUR Dec 21, 2011, 8:54 PM BOSTON — A day after a 29-year-old Sudbury man was convicted in federal court of supporting terrorism, his family says they’re confident he’ll be exonerated on appeal. Tarek Mehanna will be sentenced in April and faces possible […]

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WBUR | “Mehanna Found Guilty In Terrorism Trial” by David Boeri

Mehanna Found Guilty In Terrorism Trial BY DAVID BOERI Dec 21, 2011, 8:11 AM2 COMMENTS BOSTON — Tarek Mehanna, at age 29, may be spending the rest of his life in prison, following his conviction on charges of conspiring to support al-Qaida and to kill American soldiers in Iraq. With dramatic and decisive speed, a […]

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WGBH | “A Guilty Verdict in the Terror Trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen

“A guilty verdict in the terror trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen Dec. 20, 2011 On Tuesday, a jury found 29-year-old Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury guilty of seven counts of terrorism. What does Mehanna’s verdict mean for the war on terror? Attorney Harvey Silverglate and George Brown of Boston College Law School join Jared. […]

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NPR | “Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida” by the Associated Press

Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS December 20, 2011, 05:36 pm ET BOSTON (AP) — A man who grew up in the Boston suburbs was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al-Qaida and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq after a two-month trial in which jurors heard references […]

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Holmes & Co.: “Tarek Mehanna, Political Prisoner” by Rick Holmes

2011 December 20 by Rick Holmes I haven’t sat through every day of a trial since my cub reporter days, and ever since then I’ve tried not to second-guess a jury based on my own limited exposure to the evidence.  My resolve is sorely tested bytoday’s verdict finding Tarek Mehanna guilty on all counts. As I’ve argued before, […]

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NPR | “The Case of Tarek Mehanna” by Michael May

Latitude News: The Case of Tarek Mehanna The Justice Department has prosecuted many homegrown terror cases in the decade since 9/11. Authorities can convincingly argue they’ve stopped some would-be terrorists before they got a chance to hurt anyone. And that could be the situation with accused terrorist Tarek Mehanna. But Mehanna is a puzzling figure. […]

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Mother Jones | Does Posting Jihadist Material Make Tarek Mehanna a Terrorist? by Adam Serwer

How the outcome of Mehanna’s trial could rewrite the line between speech and crime. —By Adam Serwer | Fri Dec. 16, 2011 3:00 AM PST Does posting militant videos on the internet make you a terrorist? For Tarek Mehanna it just might. Arrested in 2009, Mehanna is a Massachusetts resident whom prosecutors describe as a longtime […]

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Boston Globe

Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity – Metro – The Boston Globe

Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity Adds suspect was immature radical By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 02, 2011 A lawyer for Tarek Mehanna sought to establish yesterday that he grew from an immature radical into a budding scholar who was passionate about his religion but never went as far as endorsing […]

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