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Occupy Boston hosts rally in support of accused terrorist

Occupy Boston, the Boston branch of the Occupy Party, hosted a rally yesterday supporting accused terrorist Terak Mehanna.

The U.S. government says Mehanna, 28, provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda.

It’s one thing not to know what you are protesting as some Wall Street occupiers told Reason TV and the organizer of the Sacramento “demonstration” put on by the Sacramento branch of the Occupy Party told CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez. It is something else all together to rally in support someone accused of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

I recognize and will defend the right of these sad souls to protest, but I certainly question their judgment and motives. To someone like me, who was around for the protests in the 60s and 70s, giving support to an accused terrorist is little better than “Hanoi” Jane Fonda propagandizing for the North Vietnamese in 1972. Especially when the occupiers are led by disgraced “green jobs czar,” “truther” and admitted communist Van Jones.

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