The Government Should Detain Suspected Terrorists Without Trial

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On September 11, 2001, the world realized the tragedy and destruction caused by terrorism. Marwan Abu Ubcida, a terrorist in training, said, “Yes, I am a terrorist. Write that down: I admit I am a terrorist. [The Koran] says it is the duty of Muslims to bring terror to the enemy, so being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim.”(Friedman) That enemy happens to be anyone against what they believe. One such enemy meaning the US because we are against terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism and no reason for the government to try to justify it. According to Seifeldin Ashmawy in a meeting for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Near East and South Asian Affairs, “The mask of religion must be torn from their [extremist] …show more content…
On September 11, 2001, the world realized the tragedy and destruction caused by terrorism. Marwan Abu Ubcida, a terrorist in training, said, “Yes, I am a terrorist. Write that down: I admit I am a terrorist. [The Koran] says it is the duty of Muslims to bring terror to the enemy, so being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim.”(Friedman) That enemy happens to be anyone against what they believe. One such enemy meaning the US because we are against terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism and no reason for the government to try to justify it. According to Seifeldin Ashmawy in a meeting for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Near East and South Asian Affairs, “The mask of religion must be torn from their [extremist] face and they should be recognized for what the stand for, greed and power.”(Ashmawy) and Ashmawy was right. The government’s reaction is usually that of after the fact; to arrest a suspected terrorist after they prove they are a terrorist by an act of death or destruction. Why should the government have to wait to arrest those who have a great and reasonable suspicion of terrorism against them, while the country unknowingly waits for the worst? The government should be able to detain suspected terrorists without trial for the following reasons: the Protection of our nation and prevention of terrorism; the prevention of nuclear proliferation; the learning of new methods of terrorism; and the prevention of future attacks on US citizens.