Monday, April 22, 2013

ethnic-based detention

senator lindsey graham:
You can’t hold every person who commits a terrorist attack as an enemy combatant, I agree with that. But you have a right, with his radical Islamist ties and the fact that Chechens are all over the world fighting with Al Qaeda — I think you have a reasonable belief to go down that road, and it would be a big mistake not to go down that road. If we didn’t hold him for intelligence-gathering purposes, that would be unconscionable.
so half of the reason that senator graham thinks dzhokhar tsarnaev should be held as an enemy combatant is his ethnicity.