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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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New York Times | “Terror Suspect Is Convicted in Plot to Aid Al Qaeda” by Abby Goodnough

U.S. Citizen Is Convicted in Plot to Support Al Qaeda By ABBY GOODNOUGH Published: December 20, 2011 BOSTON — An American citizen from an upscale suburb here was convicted on Tuesday of conspiring to support Al Qaeda and of other terrorism charges. Federal prosecutors told the jury that Tarek Mehanna, 29, of Sudbury, traveled to […]

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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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The Atlantic – Politics – Gallop Poll: A Fascinating Look at the Political Views of Muslim Americans

A Fascinating Look at the Political Views of Muslim Americans By CONOR FRIEDERSDORF AUG 3 2011, 8:00 AM ET A new Gallup poll shows that they are more likely than Christians or Jews to object to the targeting and killing of civilians     An arm of the Gallup organization based in the United Arab Emirates […]

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Lawyer: Gov’t witness, not Mass. man accused of trying to aid al-Qaida, sought terrorist camp – The Washington Post

Lawyer: Gov’t witness, not Mass. man accused of trying to aid al-Qaida, sought terrorist camp By Associated Press, Published: November 30 BOSTON — 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. via […]

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“Holmes: The crimes of Tarek Mehanna” Metrowest Daily News

By Rick Holmes/Opinion editor The MetroWest Daily News Posted Nov 27, 2011 @ 12:29 AM Ahmed Mehanna was worried, aggravated and fearful for his son. He worried about the websites young Tarek had been visiting, the books he’d been reading. Tarek had taken a trip to Yemen his father thought might look suspicious to the […]

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Mehanna counseled nonviolence in ’06 – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mehanna counseled nonviolence in ’06 Testifies for 3d day in terrorism trial By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     NOVEMBER 22, 2011 Tarek Mehanna told his close friend Daniel Maldonado during a get-together in Egypt in 2006 to think of his family, to resist the urge to join the violence growing in Somalia, Maldonado […]

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Day 14: Direct-Examination of Hassan Masood, 2nd Cooperating Witness

Trial Day 14 (11/14/2011); Trial Notes on the direct examination of Hassan Masood, the second of a series of cooperating witnesses testifying against Tarek Mehanna on behalf of the federal government. Pre-Jury Deliberations Day 14 (11/14/2011) kicked off with Carney making an objection before the jury even entered the room, relating to the prosecution’s intention […]

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Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends 11/08/2011 3:20 PM By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff After being approached by FBI agents investigating his activities, alleged terror supporter Tarek Mehanna in 2006 apparently began to suspect that one of his friends was a government informant, an agent testified today […]

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Lawyers joust over showing of violent videos to jury in Tarek Mehanna terror case – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

11/07/2011 4:07 PM By Milton J. Valencia and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff Tarek Mehanna’s lawyers today unsuccessfully sought to exclude graphic videos of the World Trade Center twin towers burning and of beheadings by terrorists from Mehanna’s federal trial on charges of supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq. “It adds nothing. It’s just designed to shock […]

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