Osama Bin Laden
A New York City federal jury returned the verdict Thursday in the case against Khaled al-Fawwaz. The monthlong trial delved into al Qaeda’s early days.
A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial that the defendant was a top aide to Osama bin Laden nearly a decade before deadly bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa.
Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said he saw “no remorse whatsoever” from the 48-year-old imam.
An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.
The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum.
Prosecutors said Monday that Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks, which involved he made “bone-chilling threats” against America.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was cross-examined by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Cronan in federal court in Manhattan
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 verdict was returned Wednesday for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court in Manhattan.
The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning after federal Judge Lewis Kaplan read the law that will guide them toward a verdict in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, an imam from Kuwait, delivered fiery videotaped sermons in Arabic that were intended to drive “more men to al Qaeda and its mission. Al Qaeda needed these young men to be its next generation of terrorists.”
A defense attorney made the surprise announcement Wednesday that his client, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, would testify.
At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected a request by defense lawyers. They’d sought to call Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as a witness at the terrorism trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.