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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

No

 @97YBSLK from Maine commented…2yrs2Y

Terrorists do not classify as humans. They deserve zero rights, as they have surrendered them,

 @9L7H5F3 from Colorado disagreed…3mos3MO

That is discrimination to be calling people sub human and very rude and immoral. There is no such thing as a person who is subhuman

 @9FJ9NCFRepublican from Texas disagreed…9mos9MO

Rights are given to all of mankind and are due to them. This does not exclude terrorists, who are still people that have worth despite what they have done.

 @9FLPDVTDemocrat from Texas agreed…9mos9MO

This includes efforts to strengthen law enforcement and judicial capabilities, expand aviation and border security, deepen global information sharing,

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

Yes

 @9F7T25V from Illinois disagreed…9mos9MO

Terrorists are 99% of the time not American citizens, and if they are, they seek to harm and destroy not only the people of this country but also injure the well-being of the people by invoking fear. They do NOT deserve the protections offered by the Constitution if they are not willing to show respect, appreciation, and love for this country.

 @9L7H5F3  from Colorado disagreed…3mos3MO

What if they are innocent but get in trouble because they didn’t have the right to a fair trial? Also, they are still people with worth even if they are guilty

 @9FFZGTNRepublicandisagreed…9mos9MO

Giving foreign terrorist suspects constitutional rights would be a terrible idea. They would abuse those powers to try and gain control here in the United States.

 @9F6YX2Y from California disagreed…9mos9MO

Terrorists are 99% of the time not American citizens, and if they are, they seek to harm and destroy not only the people of this country but also injure the well-being of the people by invoking fear. They do NOT deserve the protections offered by the Constitution if they are not willing to show respect, appreciation, and love for this country.

 @P0pul1stPorpoisefrom Maryland disagreed…9mos9MO

While it's true that the acts of terrorism are despicable and terrifying, it's important to remember the principles our justice system is founded on. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a cornerstone of our legal system. This principle applies to everyone, regardless of their nationality or the crimes they're accused of. For instance, consider the case of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver. He was held at Guantanamo Bay for a long time before finally getting a fair trial in the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled his detention as unlawful. This case was a reminder that our justice system values fairness and the rule of law over fear and prejudice. What are your thoughts on this? How can we balance national security with the need to uphold our legal principles?

 @9FG2Q2Rdisagreed…9mos9MO

While they are suspected of terrorism, this does leave the question of evidence and intent. If they had or did terrorism in the U.S. then I believe that no is the correct answer, as they should not be treated as a human.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

 @9F6ZBWV from Wisconsin disagreed…9mos9MO

When the constitution states ¨all men are created equal¨ it does not limit it to Americans only, but everyone on earth.

 @9F6PRHY from Indiana disagreed…9mos9MO

My best argument against the postilion on terrorism is that they didn't fully convert into their american citizenship of maybe they didn't take the test.

 @9FL54FZ from Washington disagreed…9mos9MO

By that argument, we are infringing on other countries' sovereignty. We wouldn't want Canada to assassinate Americans in the United States because they aren't Canadian citizens.

 @9F9HTVY from Texas disagreed…9mos9MO

They can get their citizenship and come to the United States and they should be given the same constitutional rights.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

 @9FL54FZ from Washington agreed…9mos9MO

As far as I know, the US military has solid evidence against the majority of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. But holding people in bad conditions, engaging in torture, and denying them the right to a fair trial conflicts with our other commitments to human rights and the Geneva convention.

 @9F9TQT2Republican from Texas disagreed…9mos9MO

no we shoudlnt give them a free trial and we shoudlnt shut down guantanamo bay becasue thats where we hold dangerous criminals.

 @9L7H5F3  from Colorado agreed…3mos3MO

You are encouraging the US do use cruel and unusual punishments on foreigners violating the eighth amendment that doesn’t say anything about whether or not they are citizens. They also didn’t choose their country of birth

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

 @9FNTRGC from California disagreed…9mos9MO

Terrorists should be tried like any other person because a terrorist will be convicted in the end anyways.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

Yes, just like U.S. citizens, terrorists should be given a fair trial in federal courts

 @9FM3XQJPeace and Freedom from California disagreed…9mos9MO

If they are caught doing terrorist acts outside of the country they should not get good treatment especially ones that are caught causing harm to someone.

 @9FLPDVTDemocrat from Texas disagreed…9mos9MO

Terrorist acts can destabilize Governments, undermine civil society, jeopardize peace and security, threaten social and economic development, and may especially negatively affect certain groups. All of these have a direct impact on the enjoyment of fundamental human rights.

 @9FJB6KC from California disagreed…9mos9MO

Terrorists do not hold the rights of US citizens and are subject to answer to for their crimes against humanity.

 @9L7H5F3  from Colorado disagreed…3mos3MO

They did not get to choose their country of birth and there for should not be discriminated because of it

 @8LX7Q6W from Ohio answered…4yrs4Y

Yes but only after they have been closely looked after for a period of time.

 @ariff from Arkansas answered…4yrs4Y

No, they are not US citizens but basic human rights still apply, and only if they are captured in an area under the jurisdiction of U.S. law.

 @8XLR4JX  from North Carolina answered…9mos9MO

Not constitutional rights since they aren’t citizens, but basic human rights and international law still apply

 @4SQWJ65from Florida answered…4yrs4Y

Is this seriously in consideration? They honestly shouldn't even be considered people. Of course they're not getting constitutional rights.

  @Lola3NPB  from California commented…4yrs4Y

People who support giving them rights claim terrorists should be charged and tried by a jury (just like everyone else.)

The alternative would be to execute or jail them without due process.

 @9L7H5F3  from Colorado disagreed…3mos3MO

 @52L8D8Zfrom Texas answered…4yrs4Y

We wouldn't have to answer this question if we weren't legitimizing terror through unfair wars that create people accustomed to suffering and warfare as a norm, and who are living lives filled with terror because of us. This is not the way of Americans and it must stop.

 @4RV9YSTfrom Florida answered…4yrs4Y

If they are foreign nationals and trial is brought in the United States or a US territory, then they should be given the same rights to a fair trial, innocent until proven guilty. They should not be considered as US citizens, though. They are foreign nationals and should be privy to the laws that govern foreign nationals within the US and our territories.

 @Fjandrfrom Washington answered…4yrs4Y

 @8LY6DLM from New Jersey answered…4yrs4Y

If they are a suspect than, they should be tested fairly but if they are a known terrorist than they should be locked up with no trial.

 @4RVSBFDfrom District of Columbia answered…4yrs4Y

 @4Q7X98Cfrom Indiana answered…4yrs4Y

I don't think they should be given the right to a fair trial in federal courts but they should still be treated humanly.

 @9D5XBHH from Georgia answered…11mos11MO

No, but they should be tried in military tribunals and we should shut down Guantanamo Bay.

 @5B7F2GSfrom Michigan answered…4yrs4Y

 @4SQS88Kfrom Texas answered…4yrs4Y

Having interrogated four dozen, and reviewed the cases of several hundred more, I find the jihadi's more like patriots than criminals. The Koran specifies how society is to be organized, and while I think it's foolish, our enemies do not. I encourage holding these men as POW's, until the end of hostilities or we use them as trading stock, or they are no longer an asset to the enemy

 @4RW83Q9from New Jersey answered…4yrs4Y

No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights but all international treaties should be followed.

 @9GDMX4S from North Carolina answered…8mos8MO

No, not constitutional rights since they aren’t citizens, but basic human rights should always apply

 @9FDLK78 from California answered…9mos9MO

Terrorism is horrible and the people committing these acts do not deserve to be treated nicely but torture should not be used unless they tortured others.

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