New York University Law School study looks at three terrorism prosecutions and makes the assertion that the Muslim men had been entrapped and the claim that the homegrown terrorism threat in America has been "manufactured!
The study is titled "Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the “Homegrown Threat” in the United States (New York: NYU School of Law, 2011)" and makes the claim that law enforcement entrapped Muslim men by "egging them on" to commit acts of terror, with the government stepping in to stop them before they could take place.
None of the convictions in these cases have been overturned. From the study:
Former Mayor Ed Koch who attended NYU School of Law has asked the school's dean to disavow the report but to date that has not occurred.
This appears to be another example where some members of academia simply do not want to adequately address the terror threat, or the real-life law enforcement methods necessary to combat the threat done within the confines of the law.
As is very often the case, the pristine views from the upper floors of the Ivory Tower are much different than the reality on the street!
If the participants who created this study glance a little further downtown from the NYU campus in New York City, they will recall the buildings that are missing from the skyline, and better understand or have that understanding reinforced of the reality of the danger and the constant threat faced by the United States.
I am not here to advocate the violation of civil liberties. By the same token for those high thinkers who think that the war on terror can be fought by the intelligence equivalent of Marguess of Queensbury rules, they are wrong!
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