Stung: Exposing Manufactured Terror Cases

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Stung: Exposing Manufactured Terror Cases

September 23, 2014

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Stung: Exposing Manufactured Terror Cases


Trevor Aaronson
Reporter and Producer, Informants
Author, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

David Heilbroner
Producer, The Newburgh Sting

Linda Sarsour
Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York

moderated by

Michael German
Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law
108 West Third Street (between MacDougal St. and Sullivan St.)
New York, NY 10012

6:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Program

On May 20, 2009, four Muslim men from upstate New York were arrested by the FBI and charged with plotting to bomb two Jewish synagogues and shoot missiles at military supply planes. The FBI and NYPD claimed they caught the men red-handed, but as HBO’s recent documentary The Newburgh Sting later revealed, the men were guiltier of greed than they were terrorism. In fact, the FBI has a history of using informants to entice young men into fake terror plots. Al Jazeera’s documentary Informants tells the story of three such FBI informants who posed as Muslims and searched for people interested in joining violent plots concocted by the FBI.

Join the producers of these two groundbreaking documentary films, alongside advocates and a former FBI agent, for a discussion about how communities are impacted by law enforcement’s use of informants. What happens when law enforcement officials suppress the exercise of religion and political expression in a community? What steps are advocacy groups taking to expose the targeting of entire communities in the name of counter-terrorism?

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or clicking here. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at or 646.292.8345

For more information please visit: Brennan Center For Justice Stung Exposing Law Enforcement

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