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Mehanna Courtroom Speech Garners Varied Reactions 05:18

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Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man prosecutors say turned from grunge rock fan to homegrown terrorist, was sentenced Thursday to 17.5 years in prison.

Mehanna was convicted last year of providing material support to al-Qaida via the Internet and social media. In a Boston courtroom Thursday, Mehanna delivered a speech that has already traveled the world to starkly different reactions.

This program aired on April 13, 2012.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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