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Is national security worth sacrificing civil liberties?

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On a Thursday morning 13 years ago, two planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City. The tragic event claimed thousands of lives and placed national security as a top priority for the United States. But the issue of national security is two fold. While it might help protect people, it has also been the gateway to restricting our civil liberties. Executive director at the Council on Islamic-American Relations in Chicago, Ahmed Rehab and Dr. Robert Pape, a political science professor at the University of Chicago and a leading expert on national security and terrorism, discuss the contrast between national security and civil liberties. Photo Courtesy of Flickr/ JEEPERSMEDIA

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