An Egyptian Islamic preacher brought to the United States on charges that he supported terrorism around the world from his perch at a London mosque has been found guilty.
Deliberations began Thursday morning, just as the emotion-filled dedication ceremony for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum was wrapping up.
A prosecutor warned jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial not to be fooled by the testimony of the defendant, a London imam charged with supporting al Qaeda.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was cross-examined by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Cronan in federal court in Manhattan
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa testified that his satellite phone was stolen, but he also said he provided the phone to the kidnappers so that the tourists could contact their families to prevent bloodshed. In the end, four of them were killed.
An Egyptian cleric known for his incendiary rhetoric at a London mosque denied on the witness stand Wednesday that he supported terrorism.
A woman who was kidnapped in Yemen in 1998 testified in the trial of an alleged terrorist Tuesday that she has never fully recovered from the terrifying experience.
James Ujaama said he visited that ranch and wrote to Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, his mentor in London, that the land looks just like Afghanistan and that, because Oregon is pro-militia, pro-firearm state, it would be easy to stockpile weapons for firearms training, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Would-be shoe bomber Sajib Badat testified Tuesday that he heard terror suspect Mustafa Kamel Mustafa speak twice about suicide bombings.
The jury gained some insight into Mustafa Kamel Mustafa’s thinking on al Qaeda’s terror attacks through his broadcast interviews being played in court. He is on trial on charges that he supported terrorism around the world.
Mustafa, 55, is an Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago. He is also known by the aliases Abu Hamza and Abu Hamza al-Masri.
An American convert to Islam who traveled to London’s Finsbury Park Mosque to meet the defendant testified Friday morning that when Mustafa spoke, the place was packed with a fairly young crowd.
Mustafa is accused of trying to create an al Qaeda training camp in Bly, Ore., in late 1999. He’s also charged with helping kidnappers in Yemen in a 1998 attack and arranged for fighters to attend an al Qaeda training camp.
Mustafa has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to support al Qaeda by trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon. He also is accused of helping abduct 16 people in Yemen in 1998. Four hostages died.