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Defense depicts less-radical Mehanna – Boston Globe

According to a December 8, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, the defense called their first witness in the case against suspected terror supporter, Tarek Mehanna.

According to the article, the defensed  used the testimony of Andrew F. March, a Yale associate professor of political science and religious studies, to "show that Mehanna had debated and disagreed with radical views on Islamic web forums."  Having read the material that Mehanna posted on an Islamic website, March stated "I saw this as an attempt to make an Islamic religious argument about who is targetable in a war."  According to the Boston Globe, Mehanna's attorneys have been arguing since the start of the trial that Mehanna is a "budding scholar who was committed to the laws of his religion." 

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