U.S. Senator Scott Brown today released the following statement on the conviction of Tarek Mehanna on four terror-related charges:
"I commend the jury's swift verdict today that found Tarek Mehanna guilty of supporting Al Qaeda and conspiring to kill our soldiers overseas. This verdict is a grim but necessary reminder that homegrown terrorism is on the rise and can breed anywhere, even in a peaceful community like Sudbury. I renew my call to pass the bipartisan Enemy Expatriation Act because I maintain that individuals who work with terrorist organizations to attack our country and plot to kill our soldiers should lose the privileges of U.S. citizenship. In future cases, this bill would take away what terrorists have already renounced through their words and actions -- the right to call themselves Americans."