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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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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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The Turley Legal Blog: Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Allow Indefinite Detention of Citizens

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Allow Indefinite Detention of Citizens by Jonathan Turley (Attorney and GWU Law Professor specializing in Constitutional Law) Originally published on The Turley Blog. December 2, 2011 Congress , Constitutional Law , Courts , Criminal law , Free Speech , International , Justice , Lawyering , Military , Politics , Society , Supreme […]

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The Atlantic — Politics — “Ceding Liberty to Terror: Senate Votes Against Due-Process Rights” by Conor Friedersdorf

Ceding Liberty to Terror: Senate Votes Against Due-Process Rights By CONOR FRIEDERSDORF DEC 2 2011, 11:17 AM ET Asked to deny presidential authority to indefinitely detain Americans without charges or a trial, they declined, citing the threat of al-Qaeda. Is it lawful for the president to order any American held indefinitely as a terrorist, without […]

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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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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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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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“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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Politicizing terrorism, again – Editorials – The Boston Globe

Politicizing terrorism, again NOVEMBER 07, 2011 DID TAREK Mehanna, the Lincoln-Sudbury High School graduate who holds a doctoral degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, conspire to provide material support to Al Qaeda? Anyone who is curious can visit his trial at Boston’s federal courthouse. But if recent amendments to the 2012 […]

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