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Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

Bill110 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:53 AM
Islamic fundamentalists, who strap bombs to children and blow up buildings, should never be called terrorists. Violence is "peace, Mutilation of their daughters is "Allah's will", persecuting "infidels" is "laying up treasure in paradise", and "democracy" is "may the bloodiest mob win".

The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of “national security.”

In August 2004, President George W. Bush created the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) via Executive Order 13354. The organization was then codified in December of that year in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The primary purpose of this secretive government agency...