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  • Monday, September 26, 2005

    Documents reveal blunders on Lofti Raissi

    You may remember Lofti Raissi, the man who was wrongly described as a terrorist by British and US authorities sometime ago. The Guardian has this report:

    When he finally appeared at Bow Street magistrates court, US authorities said he would most likely face charges of conspiracy to murder. They alleged that he had personally trained four of the hijackers, including Mohammed Atta, and that they had evidence including video and telephone taps. The video turned out to be a webcam shot of Mr Raissi not with a hijacker, but with his cousin. Five months later a judge said the allegations against Mr Raissi were unsubstantial and ordered his release. His wife had earlier been released without charge as was his brother, Mohammed, who was detained at his Hounslow, west London, home on the same night.
    The same people who were in charge at that time are still in charge now. So, given the facts as laid out in the article, why should we trust American and British authorities, when they have plans to detain so called "terrorist suspects" for upto 3 months? Why should we trust them enforcing the so called "glorification of terrorism" law? It's quite clear that innocents have quite obviously been caught up in the so called "post 9/11 world", we cannot trust authorities with the powers that they want to have, when they act in such a way as they have done. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


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