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Jumping to conclusions?

Reader comment on item: Terrorist Profs

Submitted by Emanuel A. Herz (United States), Feb 24, 2003 at 17:57

I hold no brief for these men who have been duly indicted. I have no difficulty in accepting that at least some of them, if not all, are guilty as charged.
I would point out, however, that an indictment is not a conviction. Your own status as an academic and expert on the subject is lowered by treating them as guilty before they have a chance for a fair hearing. You should be more circumspect and precise in making your own charges or allegations.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Please read my article again. I was circumspect; it's replete with "accused" and "alleged."


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