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Skepticism About Hawash's Plea Bargain

Reader comment on item: Maher Hawash: The Terrorist Next Door

Submitted by David Knox (United States), Aug 12, 2003 at 14:33

Please see: http://www.warblogging.com/archives/000700.php

This blog argues that under the circumstances that Hawash was detained, it would be difficult for him, even if he were innocent, to reject the plea bargain.

It is a serious argument and, perhaps, accounts for why "his supporters refused to admit their mistakes."

The credibility of the process depends on its transparency. Mr Pipes ignores this in his characterization of Hawash's supporters. It is disappointing to see that Mr Pipes doesn't address the issue in his column.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Given how many individuals at one time arrested on terrorism charges were subsequently released, this argument strikes me as preposterous.


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