Stephan Salisbury, author of Mohamed’s Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland, discusses the sordid history of bogus domestic terrorism cases since 9/11, an egregious example in Philadelphia, the difficulty the entrapping feds cause the local police in their attempts to build trust in their local Muslim communities, the long history of undercover provocateurs in the pay of the national government, Dick Cheney’s 1% Doctrine, the case of the “Newburg Four,” the Albany pizza shop owner and the FBI’s killing of Luqman Ameen Abdullah in Dearborn, Michigan.
MP3 here. (39:07)
Stephan Salisbury is cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His most recent book is Mohamed’s Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland.