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Here’s Why A London Bridge-Type Attack Won’t Happen Under President Trump

Eric Blair:

Usman Khan, who killed two people and injured three others in a knife attack Friday on London Bridge, was a convicted terrorist.

Khan was arrested in 2010 for his role in an al Qaeda-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the U.S. Embassy and the London Stock Exchange. They also planned to kill Boris Johnson, then the mayor of London but now Prime Minister. He was convicted in 2012 of terrorism and, although he was sentenced to 16 years in prison, was released in December 2018 “on license” — meaning he was released whether or not he was still considered dangerous.

Britain once had a law called “Imprisonment for Public Protection” (IPP). The law were first introduced in 2003 and applied to violent or sexual offenders who could be held after their sentences ended if they were deemed to pose a serious risk to the public. Such sentences, though, were “abolished in 2012 under David Cameron’s Conservative government in a policy introduced by then Justice Secretary Ken Clarke – although existing prisoners serving indeterminate sentences would continue to do so,” The Daily Mail writes.

In 2013, Khan appealed his indeterminate sentence and it was quashed by a judge, who gave him the 16-year jail term, meaning he would be automatically be released after eight years, half of his sentence.

And he was. Even though he was still a danger to the community.

But Trump knows what to do with a dangerous terrorist.

“Donald Trump has become the first president to invoke the Patriot Act in order to detain a man behind bars indefinitely – despite the fact he completed the duration of his criminal sentence and should’ve been released nearly three years ago,” The Mail writes.

 

Since the war of terror was officially declared 18-years-ago, Adham Amin Hassoun, who is now in his late 50s, has spent the near-majority of his time behind bars, having first been arrested on a immigration violation in June 2002.

Hassoun stood trial alongside once-suspected ‘dirty bomber’ Jose Padilla, though the crimes he was specifically accused of were not for acts or plots of violence – he was found guilty of cutting checks to extremist-linked Muslim charities outlawed by Congress after the 9/11 attacks.

All of Hassoun’s checks but one were written before the devastation of September 11. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, and was scheduled to be released in 2017.

However, Hassoun remains under the detention of ICE officials in New York after the Trump administration enacted Section 412 of the Patriot Act – for this first time in history – citing him as a continued threat to national security.

The Trump administration has declared Hassoun a threat to national security, so he’s not getting out.

“Under the orders of the Trump administration, the Department of Homeland Security invoked, for the first time in US history, section 412 of the Patriot Act,” writes The Mail. “The clause allows the government to perpetually detain non-citizens imprisoned on American soil who cannot be deported and are deemed on ‘reasonable grounds’ to be engaged in ‘activity that endangers the national security of the United States.’ “

Thanks, President Trump!

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  1. President Trump has done more for the US and the safety of the world than any other current or recent world leader. His actions rightly prove his balls are “bigly”. Huge, absolutely huge. The hugest!

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  2. I understand and share the sentiment. However, I can’t avoid wondering what a field day a totalitarian government could have with such powers.
    Imagine a Prime Minister saying “They are US” and then you being deemed a “threat to National Security” for opposing to Sharia Law being enacted….
    I don’t know… I just have mixed feelings about this. If the guy deserves a life sentence then it should be processed by the Justice System I guess.

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  3. I rate Trump as one of the greatest two or three US presidents in history – no doubt about it!
    *No* president has had to endure the hell of constant abuse and undermining by hostile public and the media as he has. In spite of that, he’s reduced taxes, increased jobs and the unemployment rate is at 50-year lows.
    **No-one** else could have done even *remotely* as well as he has.
    If Hillary had got in, we would have had WWIII already. She and the Dems *hate* the Russians and would do anything to go to war with them.

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  4. US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she does not hate President Donald Trump, but called him a coward and cruel on certain policies and asserted “don’t mess with me” during a testy news conference as she moved ahead with an impeachment process that could remove him from office.

    then she said this:
    “I don’t hate anybody,” Pelosi said. “I was raised in a Catholic house. We don’t hate anybody. Not anybody in the world. So don’t you accuse me,” she said, pointing at the reporter. “So don’t mess with me,” she said,

    Meanwhile donald said I was elected to clean the swamp and that’s what I will do.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/12/us-speaker-nancy-pelosi-lashes-out-at-reporter-admits-she-doesn-t-hate-donald-trump.html?ref=ves-nextauto

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  5. America is good at keeping terrorists locked up for a long time, problem is they use those same laws against their own citizens.

    Get in a fight with a leftist and you accidentally killed them and tweeted “Its ok to be White” 2 years ago you’ll be deemed a terrorist.

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