Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the most senior al-Qaeda member to be tried in a U.S. civilian court, was convicted of aiding the group after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by helping bring in new recruits and serving as a spokesman in fiery speeches broadcast around the globe.
Turkey has pledged military action to defend a tiny enclave inside Syria where a platoon of its troops guards a memorial to an Ottoman forebear who died more than 700 years ago, after reports al-Qaeda threatened an attack.
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law willingly agreed on Sept. 11, 2001, to speak on behalf of al- Qaeda in statements and videos to help attract new recruits and suicide bombers, a prosecutor told a federal jury in New York.
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law told a federal jury that he didn’t have any role in terrorist plots and instead, at the behest of the al-Qaeda leader, preached to recruits at an Afghanistan training camp in 2001 to have “merciful hearts.”
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self- proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, defended Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law as an eloquent speaker who didn’t have anything to do with military operations.