(Image courtesy of SomaliaReport.com)
Apparently we just don’t have enough Somali pirates in Maine and Minnesota already. Prosecuted lured Ali Mohammed Ali to the United States for prosecution and then they ran into a Clinton judge.
Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle predictably took the side of the Somali pirate, as she had taken the side of Gitmo detainee Murat Kurnaz and now Ali Mohammed Ali is trying to apply for permanent asylum in the United States.
The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts.
Just a few weeks ago, Ali Mohamed Ali was facing the possibility of a mandatory life sentence in a 2008 shipjacking off the coast of Yemen — an incident much like the one dramatized in the film “Captain Phillips.” Now, the Somali native is in immigration detention in Virginia and seeking permanent asylum in the United States.
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