Arrested for Your Politics in America? It's Already Happening
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While the Illinois court should find the law unconstitutional, the truth remains that the nebulous but potent charge of terrorism has been used to systematically curtail justice. In the words of Glenn Greenwald:
"It's just a manipulative slogan legitimising all forms of American violence against Muslims and delegitimising any acts meaningfully impeding US will."
As a New York Court of Appeals decision admitted last December, there is no real definition of terrorism beyond our "collective understanding" of it. But in the term's meaninglessness lies its limitless power to undermine justice everywhere.