Friday, February 27, 2009

President Obama's Anti-Terrorism Strategy Is Becoming Known

In this 2001 handout photo from the Peoria County Sheriff's Office, Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, former graduate student at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, is photographed in this booking photo at Peoria County Sheriff's Office in Illinois. The Justice Department has charged al Marri, the only alleged enemy combatant held on U.S. soil, in the federal court system. (Peoria County Sheriff's Office/Getty Images)

Obama Signals Major Shift In US Anti-Terror Policy -- Christian Science Monitor

He ordered the case of enemy combatant Ali Al-Marri, who has been held in solitary confinement for five years without charges, to be moved to the US criminal justice system.

In a major shift away from the controversial anti-terror policies of the Bush administration, President Obama on Friday ordered the transfer of a suspected Al Qaeda sleeper agent from a Navy brig into the US criminal justice system.

The two-paragraph order came shortly after a two-count federal indictment was unsealed in Illinois charging Ali Saleh Al-Marri with conspiring to provide material support to Al Qaeda.

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More News On U/S Policy Towards Terrorism

Obama Issues Memo Transferring Al-Marri to Federal Prison -- Washington Independent
U.S. Will Give Qaeda Suspect a Civilian Trial -- New York Times
U.S. Files Charges Against Enemy Combatant -- Wall Street Journal
Alleged terrorist charged with conspiracy -- CNN
Obama Wants Supreme Court to Dismiss Enemy Combatant Case -- CQ Politics
More on the Al-Marri Indictment -- The New Yorker

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