Ziyad Yaghi: Guilty of Being Muslim in America
It explains how innocent victims like Ziyad are framed and imprisoned. Paid agent provocateur informants entrap unwary targets. Secret evidence unavailable to defense attorneys convicts them.Government paid bogus experts lie. False testimony given is inflammatory. Credible defense witnesses are ruled out of order and denied.Pre-trial publicity hypes spurious terror threats. Media scoundrels headline them. Juries are intimidated to convict. Right-wing judges facilitate witch-hunt injustice. Targeted Muslims haven’t a chance. Guilty by accusation imprisons them.Ziyad got 31.5 years hard time for visiting family members in Jordan. Perhaps also for wanting to pray at Islam’s third holiest site. American justice calls this terrorism or conspiracy to commit it.Falsified reports say another terror plot was foiled. Family, friends and supporters know an innocent young man was wrongfully convicted. A grieving mother joins many others. Why, they ask? How can a nation claiming democratic credentials put innocent people in prison?