7 Berkeley J. Middle E. & Islamic L. 1 (2016)

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   Silencing the Arab Spring with Co-opted

                     C ounterterrori sm


                        David   Ferguson*

Introduction......................               ................1
I. The Fear of Terrorism in the United States and its
      (Di s) Proporti onate E ffects .................   ......... 3
II. State Terrorism inE gypt, Saudi A rabia, and] ordan  .... ........... 6
      A .  EGY PT        .................................... 7
          1.  The 1992 Antiterrorism Law.................. 7
          2.  The Emergency  Law ............................... 8
          3.  The 2015 A ntiterrorism Law.................. 9
      B.  SAUDIARABIA                            ...................... 15
          1.  The Arab Convention for the Suppression of
              Terrorism   ............................. 15
          2.  The Response to Terrorism after 2001 .....  ....... 16
          3.  The 2014 Antiterrorism Law.........        ........ 20
      C.  JORDAN            ............................ ....   24
          1.  The 2001 Antiterrorism Law.........        ........ 24
          2.  The 2006 Antiterrorism Law.........        ........ 25
          3.  The 2014 Antiterrorism Law.........        ........ 29
Conclusion                                 ...................................... 32


                          INTRODUCTION

    Terrorism terrifies. Five years after the largest terrorist attack against
the United States, officials declared terrorism the greatest threat to national


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15779/Z38684S
    *  David Ferguson is a recent law graduate from the University of Utah. His
undergraduate background is in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic.

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