Homegrown Terror Threat “Manufactured

Comment by Jim Campbell

Is this actually entrapment or counter-terrorism?  This seems a far cry from the police entrapping a hooker.  Juries have found those that became involved were of the mindset to become involved. Could this not open the door, that would  lead to other connections that all also planning to carry out jihad on American soil?

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Submitted by Joe

Homegrown Terror Threat “Manufactured”: NYU Study

The Study:

Targeted and Entrapped: Manufactuing the “Homegrown Terror Threat” in the United States

The threat of homegrown terror in America has been “manufactured” by entrapping Muslim men into crimes they otherwise would not commit, a recent study from the New York University School of Law has concluded.

The study, Targeted and Entrapped: Manufactuing the “Homegrown Terror Threat” in the United States, focuses on three recent convictions of Muslim-Americans who attempted to commit acts of terror on US soil. The cases are: a man convicted in 2006 of plotting to blow up the Herald Square subway station; five men convicted in 2008 of conspiring to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J.; and four others convicted last year of trying to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and planning to fire missiles at military aircraft.

The study, published by the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the school’s International Human Rights Clinic, shows that government informants egged on the Muslims to try to commit the acts of terror. While juries concluded the men committed the actions on their own accord, the judge overseeing one of the cases remarked that there was “something decidedly troubling about the government’s behavior” and that the informant went to great lengths to goad one defendant into taking part in the plot.

“Since September 11, 2001, the U.S government has targeted Muslims in the United States by sending paid, untrained informants into mosques and Muslim communities,” the study says. “This practice has led to the prosecution of more than 200 individuals in terrorism-related cases.”

The study was published last May and got little notice until former New York City Mayor Ed Koch came across it, reports The New York Times. Koch, an N.Y.U. graduate, tried to get the school to disavow the report and publish rebuttal he got Long Island Congressman Peter King to write up. The school’s dean, Richard L. Revesz, told Koch no, and the former Mayor took his battle public.

“Academic freedom doesn’t mean you have the right to distribute false reports, and when called to your attention, to do nothing about it,” Koch told the paper. “The dean doesn’t seem to care whether it’s factual or not.”

The Times finds that the difference between the two sides comes down to wording found in the study. For example, what King describes — as did prosecutors — as one group of defendants’ paramilitary training, the N.Y.U. report calls “recreational activities.”And while the report clearly states that “more than 200 individuals” have been prosecuted based on the actions of government informants, Smita Narula, an author of the report and a faculty director of the two groups behind it, said it “never claims that 200 people were entrapped.”

What the study does say is that “the types of evidence relied upon by the government in terror-related prosecutions are highly prejudicial, and build on the conflation of Muslim religious practice, political opinions critical of U.S. foreign policy, and terrorism.

“The prejudicial nature of relying on such evidence is magnified in the context of an entrapment defense, when the defendant’s predisposition to commit the charged crimes is at issue.”

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8 thoughts on “Homegrown Terror Threat “Manufactured

  1. I tend to believe the NYU study. There are really no checks and balances on sting operations. The people they entrap are clueless mental cases who could never pull off their fantasies without government help. The main purpose of these entrapments is deterence, making it harder for would-be’s to know who they can trust. The fact that basically innocent people get screwed in the process and that the public gets a distorted view of the magnitude of the threat, well, those are mere collateral damages. Due process and transparency be damned.

  2. Manufacturing ‘justifications’ for the ‘War of Terror’ across the Arab Nations and for the coming World War IV. “There is nothing better to stimulate this economy but a ‘BIG WAR.'” World Domination?


  4. If they are encouraging them to committ terrorist acts, that is wrong. But we would have to be sure that was actually a fact, before jumping to that opinion. I understood many like the guy killed recent. Al-alacki or whatever his name was being followed by them in the Internet. And that is what made the shooter at Fort Hood do what he did, and others. And as for Obama he hopes there is another white kid like the one that bombed the Federal Builing, I am drawing a blank on his name, but he was white.

  5. I just watched a video with Judge Napalitano stating that 3 or 4 terror attacks where manufactured by this government. Do we need any more proof that this admin. is out ot cause mass choas and kill people. This is so bad and the corruption is so deep. Fast and Furious is just one case, there must be several more to uncover. Disgusting that this admin. is so desparate to rush in communism that is does vile things like this.

  6. Sorry, but I am not buying a single word of this. Not a word.

    “The study, published by the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the school’s International Human Rights Clinic…”

    Whenever I see terms like “human rights” or “global justice”, the first thing I ask is “What sort of leftist and/or pro-jihadi front group is this? Who is funding them?”

    Sometimes it’s George Soros or one of his rich cronies; sometimes it’s Saudi or other Islamic money.

    “Human rights” is the new “race card”

  7. @1389
    “Whenever I see terms like “human rights” or “global justice”, the first thing I ask is “What sort of leftist and/or pro-jihadi front group is this?”

    These words often come from the Vatican. You have a problem with them, too?


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