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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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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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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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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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Day 25: Jay Carney to Cooperating Witness Kareem Abu Zahra: “You’ve even practiced lying, havent you?”

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed.  Download the original attachment NOTE: All quotes are paraphrased. Any and all errors are unintentional. Day 25 Today, defense attorney Jay Carney continued his cross-examination of Kareem Abuzahra – an American Muslim who’s cooperation with the FBI resulted in the prosecution of Tarek Mehanna. […]

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Defense Contests Key Witness in Mass. Terror Case – ABC News

Defense Contests Key Witness in Mass. Terror Case By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON December 1, 2011 (AP) A lawyer for a man accused of conspiring to help al-Qaida suggested Wednesday that it was a key prosecution witness, not his client, who wanted to find a terrorist camp in Yemen. Prosecutors have said […]

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Boston Globe

Mehanna did not regret trip to Yemen, US alleges – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mehanna did not regret trip to Yemen, US alleges Allegedly said he would repeat trip By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 01, 2011 …Yesterday defense lawyers sought to discredit Abuzahra, a 31-year-old father of two from Lynnfield, saying much of his talk of jihad was bravado, rather than a commitment to terrorism. […]

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DAY 24: KAREEM ABU-ZAHRA, DIRECT EXAMINATION COMPLETED; CROSS-EXAM BEGINS, CONT. TO DAY25

Day 24:  (11/30/2011): 1.  Completion of direct-exam of Kareem Abu-Zahra [“KAZ”] via Chakravarty [“AC”]; 2.  Initiation of cross-exam; to be continued through Day 25 via Carney [“JC”]; Today’s testimony picked up with the 2nd meeting that KAZ recorded for the government. This meeting was with AAS outside a local mosque. KAZ told AAS that he’d mentioned […]

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