Prosecuting terror

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Author(s) The Baltimore Sun editorial board
Source The Baltimore Sun
Date November 17, 2009
Quotes-start.png "Would Al-Qaeda be any less likely to attempt another domestic strike if Mr. Mohammed's trial were held at Guantanamo rather than in New York? Hardly; they will attack us whenever and wherever they can until they are finally defeated. But if the terrorists can make us so fearful of retribution that we lose faith in our own most cherished institutions and beliefs, then they've already won half the battle. Mr. Holder's decision to try the suspects here is a bold statement to the world that the U.S. will not and should not ever allow itself to be intimidated by terrorist threats." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Trial should be held in criminal court on the topic United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al..