Nearly 95 per cent of terrorist arrests have been the results of FBI foiling its personal entrapment plots as part of the so-called post-9/11 War on Terror, a brand new study revealed.
According to the report entitled ‘Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution’, the vast majority of arrests concerned the unjust prosecution of focused Muslim Americans.
The 175-page study by Muslim advocacy group SALAM analyzes 399 people in instances included on the listing of the US Department of Justice from 2001 to 2010.
“According to this study’s classification, the number of preemptive prosecution cases is 289 out of 399, or 72.4 percent. The number of elements of preemptive prosecution cases is 87 out of 399, or 21.8 percent. Combining preemptive prosecution cases and elements of preemptive prosecution cases, the total number of such cases on the DOJ list is 376, or 94.2 percent,” the report concluded.
The authors outline ‘preemptive prosecution’ as “a law enforcement strategy adopted after 9/11, to target and prosecute individuals or organizations whose beliefs, ideology, or religious affiliations raise security concerns for the government.”
Nearly 25 % of instances (99 of 399) contained materials help prices. Another virtually 30 per cent of instances consisted of conspiracy prices. More than 17 per cent of the analyzed instances (71 of 399 instances) concerned sting operations. Over 16 % of instances (65 of 399 instances) included false assertion or perjury prices, and round six % of instances concerned immigration-related prices.
According to the report, since 9/11 solely 11 instances posed “potentially significant” menace to the United States.
“Only three were successful (the [Tamerlan and Dzhokhar] Tsarnaev brothers and Major Nidal Hasan), accounting for 17 deaths and several hundred injuries,” the paper says.
One of the FBI’s methods concerned “using agents provocateur to actively entrap targets in criminal plots manufactured and controlled by the government.”
“The government uses agents provocateur to target individuals who express dissident ideologies and then provides those provocateurs 25 with fake (harmless) missiles, bombs, guns, money, encouragement, friendship, and the technical and strategic planning necessary to see if the targeted individual can be manipulated into planning violent or criminal action,” the report concluded.
The authorities might additionally select to make use of “minor ‘technical’ crimes,” corresponding to errors on immigration varieties, an alleged false assertion to a authorities official, gun possession, tax or monetary points, and many others., to go after somebody for his or her “ideology.”
“What they were trying to do is to convince the American public that there is this large army of potential terrorists that they should all be very-very scared about. They are very much engaged in world-wide surveillance and this surveillance is very valuable to them. They can learn a lot about all sorts of things and in a sense control issues to their advantage,” Steven Downs, an lawyer for Project SALAM, which issued the report, advised RT. “And the entire legal justification for that depends on there being a war on terror. Without a war on terror they have no right to do this. So they have to keep this war on terror going, they have to keep finding people and arresting them and locking them up and scarring everybody.”
In the conclusion, authors of the report supplied the US authorities a number of suggestions that the DOJ “should employ” to vary the current unfair terrorism legal guidelines. A complete seven suggestions name on the US authorities to precisely determine individuals who supply materials help for terrorism, strengthening the “entrapment” protection within the courts; abolish “terror-enhanced sentencing” that triples or quadruples jail time in instances linked to terrorist acts; disallow secret courtroom proceedings, and instantly notifying defendants if any proof of their case is derived from secret surveillance.