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Submitted by Yonason (United States), Feb 24, 2003 at 19:27

Actually, one of these individuals was dismissed from his college post for his association with a terrorist organization. This was appealed and his suspension upheld. The association with terrorist groups is NOT in question. Dr. Pipes is not dealing in innuendo here; he's raising the very necessary and urgent question: "How many more of these guys are out there, and what do we do about them?" The only relevant application of the "innocent until proven guilty" rule for them applies to the extent of their culpability under federal law for their acknowledged activities. That rule is irrelevant here. We need to stay focused.

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