Why We Should Put Jihad on Trial

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Author(s) Steve Simon
Source The New York Times
Date November 17, 2009
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/opinion/18simon.html
Quotes-start.png "The real propaganda event is likely to unfold very differently. Instead of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed making his case, we will see the full measure of the horror of 9/11 outlined to the world in a way that only methodical trials can accomplish. Historically, the public exposure of state-sponsored mass murder or terrorism through a transparent judicial process has strengthened the forces of good and undercut the extremists. The Nuremberg trials were a classic case. And nothing more effectively alerted the world to the danger of genocide than Israel’s prosecution in 1961 of Adolf Eichmann, the bureaucrat who engineered the Holocaust." 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..