An Islamic cleric who preached at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque deployed followers for terrorist activities including a deadly hostage-taking and an attempt to set up training camp in Oregon, a prosecutor said.
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 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 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.
A New York Times story saying Pakistan’s government protected Taliban forces was censored by the publisher’s printing partner in that country, resulting in a blank hole on the front page of its international edition.