Appeals Court Upholds al Qaeda Blogger's Conviction
The appellate court at times took a dismissive tone in addressing Mehanna's arguments to overturn his conviction. Some were cast aside as "meritless," while others were described as "convoluted theories" and "fishing in an empty stream." ... The argument that Mehanna merely engaged in protected speech can only be accepted by "looking at the evidence through rose-colored glasses..." the court ruled. "His coconspirators testified that [Mehanna] persistently stated his belief that engaging in jihad was 'a duty upon a Muslim if he's capable of performing it,' and that this duty included committing violence. The evidence further showed that, following United States intervention in Iraq, the defendant concluded 'that America was at war with Islam,' and saw American 'soldiers as being valid targets.'"How al Qaeda was this guy? We found out about his first (there were more to come) arrest by none other than Ishallahshaheed -- you know, Samir Khan who got droned along side of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. So, have fun with that whole cornhole thing there Tarek!
"Hey Mehanna, I'm Bubba and I'm gonna ream your big flabby butt......" :D
Posted by: Shadowman at November 15, 2013 03:25 PM
Posted by: Bubbe at November 15, 2013 03:47 PM
Posted by: Bubbe at November 15, 2013 03:48 PM
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