North Carolina attorney Jason Kellhoffer believes visiting Masjid Shishan in Zarqa, Jordan is an indication of plotting to commit terorrism.
As US prosecutor Jason Kellhofer said during the appeal’s trial -and mentioned in the court transcripts- that there is:
“much much more than words as the, ugh, as the appellants would seem to imply. You have purchase of travel, you have, ugh, ‘actual’ travel, you have seeking out of specific locations as you recall, while, ugh, Ziyad Yaghi during 2006 was over in Jordan, he was e-mailing Daniel Boyd saying ‘is this the masjid [masjid Shishan (Chechyan) in Zarqa Jordan]? The one where we were talking about? Because he was talking about a conversation they previously had and Daniel Boyd testified that this was in reference to the ‘best brothers.’ And his understanding of what the ‘best brothers’ meant was those that are like-minded, those that are of the opinion of this ideology, this ideology that that requires violent acts up to and including killing individuals overseas.”
In my honest opinion, Kellhofer and other War OF Terrorism charlatans are of the incredulous and farcical opinion that the use of religion to justify the right of humans to defend themselves if attacked, or anything remotely anti-American foreign policy, translates into a plot to commit terrorism.
Unconscionably emetic rubbish. Shame on a modern danger to humanity across the world, Sic Semper Tyrannis!
Thoughts and Associations are not Terrorism. Read the US constitution!
Yaghi’s defense attorney Boyle stated,
“The issue is not whether the evidence of their beliefs is inadmissible. That’s not our claim on this appeal. The issue is that those beliefs can not constitute the basis of an agreement…we respectfully submit an abuse of its discretion not to at least tell the jury that that can’t be the basis of a conviction.”
“When the judge says the first amendment is not a defense…We’re not saying that actions are not prosecutable, what we’re saying is the mere belief or expression of one’s belief is not prosecutable. And when the judge did not give that instruction, it gutted our case significantly.”
Sherifi’s defense attorney Fisher ,
“Here, because of the hundreds if not thousands of pages of ideology, without any framework, I would contend , respectfully disagree with Mr. Kellhofer, that there was no plan to be the object of a conspiracy.”