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September 11, 2001 Attacks

Treason is treason

Treason is treason

There is only one word to describe the behavior of an American citizen who provides "aid and comfort" to the enemy — it's treason ("Girls' alleged attempt to go to Syria worries some," Oct. 23). I've no idea what the federal statutes are today, but in the past the penalty was a death. Since these Somali-American girls are under age and the third girl from Sudan is also a minor, their crime will be excused with a slap on the wrist. Nevertheless, parental responsibility must be called into question. It appears there's an enormous Somali community in the United States, and to me it's troublesome many may harbor a loyalty to Islamic Jihad. The...