Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Faisal Shahzad Charged with Treason? Can Faisal Sahzads Citizenship be Revoked

Attorney Peter Johnson is on with Megyn Kelly on America Live right now. Johnson suggests that as a naturalized citizen, Shahzad can be charged with treason, and his citizenship could possibly be revoked. This goes back to discussion about Senator John McCain's Senate Bill 3081, which would allow for American citizens engaged in terrorism to be held without trial, violating the Fifth and Sixth amendments.

American al-Qaeda Adam Gadahn charged with Treason

My position on SB3081 is we must find another way to do this, and I talked to Brandon Andrews in Senator Jim Inhofe's office about the bill. Senator Inhofe is a co-sponsor of the bill. I asked why we did not use the charge of treason, which certainly seems to fit these situations.

One odd thing about SB3081, however, is that it only deals with American al-Qaeda and not American Taliban, because, as Inhofe's office told me, "Afghanistan is too sensitive right now." The Taliban in Afghanistan has taken credit for the Times Square failed bombing.

According to Attorney General Eric Holder, Faisal Shahzad was questioned and then Mirandized. Where does the charge of "treason," fit in these attacks. I think it fits nicely.

Related and Background:
Faisal Shahzad Naturalized in 2009: Huma Mian is Faisal Shahzad's Wife

Faisal Shahzad or Shahzad Faisal Arrested in Times Square Car Failed Bombing

Times Square Car Bomber Name Mystery 

Faisal Shahzad Mirandized after questioning.

Eric Holder Lies: UAE Notifies US of Shahzad on Flight?

Faisal Shahzad is Democrat? Rush says Faisal Shahzad is Registered Democrat

Ten Under Arrest in Times Square Car Bomb: Fertilizer in Faisal Shahzad Home

Bloomberg Katie Couric: Times Square Car Bomber Deranged - Didn't like Health Care

Senator Inhofe's Office on SB3081 - Holding Americans Indefinitely without trial

John McCain SB 3081: Hold American's Indefinitely without Trial

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