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A dual image of terror suspect

Is he a closet terrorist, the seventh member of a sleeper cell here, who plotted to travel to Afghanistan to join a holy war against the United States? Or is the 39-year-old Palestinian immigrant – a U.S. citizen, six-figure software engineer, husband and soccer dad – a victim of nothing more than guilt by association? The government’s coast-to-coast search for terrorists since 9/11 has netted charges against 17 men and one woman, the alleged masterminds of terror cells in Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Buffalo. Hawash is the latest target. On Monday, after five weeks of detention, he was charged with planning with the so-called Portland Six to levy war against the United States. The investigation of Hawash has emerged as one of the most controversial because of the tactics used by prosecutors and the sharply conflicting images of Hawash. Full Story

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