Imagine that you reside in a country not unlike the United States, with a similar cultural, economic, racial and ethnic mix. As in many other countries, the events of September 11, 2001, dramatically changed the lives of the inhabitants of your land. Your country passed a series of Special Laws specifically designed to enhance national security, and has joined the United States in its efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Your country's law enforcement and military officials, in several high-profile arrests that captured the attention of the populace, took three suspects into custody who allegedly were involved in terrorist-related activities. While these high-profile arrests occurred at slightly different times and in different places, their commonality is that the alleged wrongdoers were citizens of your country. However, the commonality ends there. As events have unfolded, your country's treatment of these individuals has varied greatly.
The Citizenship Dialectic
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