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March 24, 2009

al-Marri returns to Peoria courtroom

Filed under: General Homeland Security,Legal Issues,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Philip J. Palin on March 24, 2009

On Monday, nearly six years after being removed from the jurisdiction of US courts, alleged terrorist Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri appeared before US District Judge Michael Mihm.  Arrested by Peoria police and on the edge of being brought to trial, the Bush Administration had declared al-Marri an enemy combatant and removed him into military custody.  On February 26 a Federal Grand Jury returned new indictments against al-Marri.  The Obama administration has restored the suspect to civilian custody.  Yesterday al-Marri entered a plea of not guilty.  The trial is expected to take several weeks.

More from the Peoria Journal Star and New York Times.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

March 24, 2009 @ 8:39 am

Interesting writeup of this gent in John Ashcroft’s book “Never Again” on pp 163-169. Ashcroft argues most significant individual domestic terrorist threat yet up until time his book published in 2005. So that makes whatever happen of interest because this prime suspect does seem to have a history important to the US and lots of others.

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