Conservative Media Embrace a Bogus ‘Terror Study’ to Justify Trump’s Travel Ban

February 14, 2017
The Nation

... The vast majority of “terrorists” cited in the CIS study were convicted for providing “material support” to designated terrorist organizations, not for actually planning or committing acts of violence. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, the material-support statute, one of the most controversial measures in the USA Patriot Act, criminalizes “the provision of forms of support such as the distribution of literature, engaging in political advocacy, participating in peace conferences, training in human rights advocacy, and donating cash and humanitarian assistance, even when such support is intended solely to promote the lawful and non-violent activities of a designated organization.” ...

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