The U.S. can use at trial inflammatory statements made by an Islamic cleric accused of aiding a deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist camp in Oregon, because they show his beliefs, a judge ruled.
The flash of purple abayas at a conference in Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city, Jeddah, was more than a fashion statement. It’s a sign of the changes Jeddah is embracing as King Abdullah slowly loosens restrictions on women in his conservative land.
The CIA failed to disclose to Congress how widely it used extreme interrogation methods, which in one case led to a prisoner’s death from hypothermia, according to two U.S. officials who have seen a 6,300-page report by the Senate intelligence committee.
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.
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.”
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.
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.