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Tarek Mehanna: Criminalized for Doing the Right Thing

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Tarek Mehanna: Criminalized for Doing the Right Thing


Mehanna deserves praise, not prison.

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by Stephen Lendman

Post-9/11, the Bush administration declared war on terror. It was sham cover for eroding personal freedoms and waging war on humanity. 

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Muslims became prime targets. They've been victimized, vilified, and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence, activism, and charity. 

They've been hunted down, rounded up, held in detention, kept in isolation, denied bail, restricted in their right to counsel, tried on secret evidence, convicted on bogus charges, and given long sentences.

They've been incarcerated in segregated Communication Management Units (CMUs). Doing so violates US Prison Bureau regulations and the Supreme Court's February 2005 Johnson v. California decision.

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They're political prisoners, not criminals. Based on scoundrel media reports, you'd never know it. They're complicit supporters of state terror. 

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