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Editorial: Sept. 11 trial in NY is the right step

"After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice." -- Attorney General Eric Holder

The Day of Judgment for those terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States is one step closer to reality.

The long-awaited and political decision was announced Friday by Attorney General Eric Holder. The self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four others will face trial in a civilian court in New York City.

The attorney general said prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty.

It is only fitting that these five men be tried in an American courtroom only blocks from ground zero, the site of the World Trade Center buildings brought down by the Sept. 11 attacks.

The U.S. judicial system is the most structured and principled legal system in the world. The federal courts are more than capable of trying these terrorists.

American justice has always been an open system, not one where decisions are made behind closed doors.

The United States has always been and remains a nation that believes in the rule of law, not the rule of public opinion or a mob justice.

A federal courtroom in the United State is a more than suitable place for these five to face trial for their crimes and an appropriate sentence following their convictions.