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9/11-Bradley U. Connection


Ali al-Marri, whom the government claims had links to al-Qaeda terrorists and was a national security threat, moved one day before the 9/11 terrorist attacks to study for a master’s degree at Bradley University. In his defense it was said that he could not be held in military custody because he was not captured on a battlefield. Gregory C. Garre of the U.S. Department of Justice argued that Congress gave the administration authority to seize and detain anyone affiliated with al-Qaeda, regardless of where they are captured.

Read more about the case, which shows how terrorists, or alleged terrorists, can use our campuses to slip into the U.S.


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