It is, of course, the height of bloody absurdity that a church would bestow a jihadist with a "social justice"award when his bloody actions are in the cause of the most racist, supremacist, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, ideology of the face of the earth. Breathtaking dhimmitude.
Perhaps the Community Church of Boston can sharpen the knives for the slaughter of Christians, Jews, and Hindus in Nigeria, Indonesia, Kosovo, India, Sudan, Algeria, Pakistan and Israel and Russia and Chechnya and the Philippines and Thailand and Egypt and Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia and Turkey and Morocco and Yemen and Uzbekistan and Gaza and Tunisia and Kosovo and Bosnia and Mauritania and Kenya and Eritrea and Syria and Somalia and Ethiopia and Georgia and Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and Tanzania and Illinois and East Timor and Qatar and Afghanistan and Chad and Nepal and the Maldives and Mali and Angola and the Ukraine and Uganda and Lebanon and Iran and Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and Iraq and...
"Sudbury man convicted on terrorism charges receives award" Metro West Daily News, January 6, 2013 (thanks to Jack M)
BOSTON — Former Sudbury resident Tarek Mehanna was granted the 36th annual Sacco & Vanzetti Social Justice Award Sunday from the Community Church of Boston for his struggle as a seeker of justice.
Following discussions on America’s history of oppressed people, Mehanna’s father, mother, brother and sister-in-law accepted the award on his behalf.
Mehanna is serving a 17-1/2 –year sentence at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. He was convicted in 2011 on various terrorism-related charges after federal prosecutors said he traveled to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp in order to fight U.S. soldiers in Iraq and translated texts for terror groups.
The crowd of about 60 people at the Sunday morning service listened to a recording of Mehanna’s sentencing statement, in which he maintained his innocence, saying that although he advocates for Muslim’s right to self defense, he did not conspire to kill Americans.
Mehanna’s father, Ahmed Mehanna, said he wrote a three-page letter to US District Judge George A. O’Toole, who handed down the sentence in Mehanna’s case.
"The judge was from the get go … had the mind to convict him," Ahmed said.
Members of the Tarek Mehanna Support Committee rallied on behalf of Mehanna, who they said is a "political prisoner and target of FBI persecution."
Congressional Director Linda Jenkins called the evidence against Mehanna "laughable" and suggested the real reason for his arrest was that he was a politically outspoken Muslim who refused to collude with the FBI.
Ahmed said Mehanna’s prison sentence is "a very sad situation" for the family, but "truth will prevail."
Committee organizer Laila Murad read an acceptance statement from Mehanna, which read, "I would like to thank everyone at the Community Church of Boston for this award, but I must add that relative to others I can think of in the world today, I have done very, very little to deserve it."
The award celebrates the legacy of Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti – two Italian immigrants who were convicted of murdering two men in a 1920 armed robbery in Braintree and sentenced to death.
Fifty years after their execution, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis declared that Sacco and Vanzetti had been unfairly tried and convicted, and that "any disgrace should be forever removed from their names."
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