John Louis Esposito for the Defense (of an Alleged Would-be Terrorist)

Professor John Louis Esposito of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. is one of the most outspoken and prolific defenders of radical Islamist ideology in Western academia.  But in addition to his tenured employment in Middle East Studies, Esposito has found a second calling -- as a court expert in the trials of accused Muslim radicals.   According to the Washington-based website Politico, Esposito has been tapped as a defense witness in the case of Khalid Ali Aldawsari, a twenty-one-year-old Saudi Arabian subject arrested in February 2011 in Lubbock, Texas.  Aldawsari is charged with one count of attempting to fabricate a weapon of mass destruction -- i.e., a bomb.  If he is found guilty, he may be sentenced to life imprisonment.  A mental competency hearing, according to Politico, is scheduled to begin in the third week of February, with a trial set for April 30. In a statement by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding his detention, reported soon...(Read Full Article)

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