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Senate Democrats Protest the Civil Trial of 9/11 Mastermind

HUMAN EVENTS contacted the offices of all six senators and invited them to join in signing…

Politico reported today that two senate Democrats and one Independent now wish the trial of al-Qaeda terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be held under a military tribunal.

Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ak.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.), as well as Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), signed a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting Mohammed’s trial be moved away from New York City civilian courts and be held under a military tribunal.

Joining them were three Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and John McCain (R-Az.).

Mohammed, a confessed mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will be tried in a civilian court in New York City along with four of his al-Qaeda cohorts. This is according to a November announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder.

HUMAN EVENTS contacted the offices of all six senators and invited them to join in signing a petition requesting that Attorney General Holder move the trials of the al-Qaeda members from the civilian courts to military tribunals.

The senators were unavailable for comment on the matter.

You can find the petition here.

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Mr. Hadro, a former Human Events intern through the National Journalism Center, is a News Analysis intern at the Media Research Center. He graduated from Christendom College in 2009 with a Bachelorâ??s degree in History.

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