Argument: NYC civilian trial re-open wounds of 9/11 victims

Issue Report: Trying 9/11 terror suspects in NYC courts


Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, top Republican on the House intelligence committee, said in November of 2009: “We are now going to rip that wound wide open and it’s going to stay open two, three, four years. They are going to do everything they can to disrupt it and make it a circus.”[1]

“Don’t ‘trust’ court to try terrorists.” Lancaster Online. Nov 20, 2009: “Instead of a straightforward finding of guilt and execution in a military court, Americans who suffered the loss of loved ones on 9/11 will have to suffer through a lengthy trial designed to show the world that Americans are fair to terrorists.

And they will have to suffer that trial within blocks of where two planes commandeered by fellow terrorists flew into and destroyed the Twin Trade Towers.”

Mike Lupica. “Evil 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed should not be given the stage he seeks.” NY Daily News. November 15th 2009: “You can see the coverage of Mohammed already, and it isn’t about the best of us, or even close. This is a trial that will dominate the city and hold it hostage and bring back the day and none of the dead. This bum will get the stage he wants and tell the city it is a target all over again.”