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July 30, 2013

In Our Opinion: Cheers

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Jackson, co-founder of Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims), walked from Albany to Binghamton collecting signatures for a petition asking for the reconsideration of the sentence of Yassin Aref of Albany. Jackson says Aref was unfairly prosecuted in the U.S. War on Terror. She and her supporters also aim to bring attention to what they say are “pre-emptive prosecution tactics used by the U.S. government including agent provocateurs, criminalization of charity finance, draconian material support laws, and guilt by association.”

Some feel the U.S. is spot-on in its handling of the War on Terror; others feel officials have gone too far, stepping on the liberties of citizens.

It’s important to hear all sides of an issue before making a determination as to what is you believe is right. We are glad the Quakers and the Cooperstown church hosted forums for Jackson to voice her views.

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