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March 30, 2006

Muslim Sentenced For Plotting To Kill President Bush

Prosecutors said Abu Ali was recruited in Saudi Arabia

Julian Borger in Washington

Thursday March 30, 2006

An American Muslim was sentenced to 30 years in jail by a judge in Virginia yesterday for plotting to assassinate President Bush, despite his claims that he had been tortured into a confession by Saudi authorities.

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 25, from Washington was arrested in 2003 when he was studying at the University of Medina, and later confessed to have joined al-Qaida and to have talked to its leaders about plots, including a bid to kill Mr Bush.

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a U.S. man convicted of plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush and conspiring with al Qaeda to 30 years in prison.

In November, Abu Ali was found guilty of all charges in a nine-count indictment, including conspiracy to assassinate Bush, conspiring to support al Qaeda and conspiracy to hijack aircraft.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 30, 2006 12:48 AM

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Smug little bastard. The kind of guy you just want to punch before breakfast.

Posted by: Rhod at March 30, 2006 11:19 AM

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