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Va. man to be sentenced for aiding terrorists

by AP posted Apr 13 2012 11:55AM



ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - An electrician from northern Virginia who admitted producing an online propaganda video for a Pakistani terrorist organization has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.


A federal judge in Alexandria imposed the sentence Friday for 24-year-old Jubair Ahmad of Woodbridge. Ahmad pleaded guilty to providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani organization that was blamed for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people.


Prosecutors sought a maximum term of 15 years. They said that in addition to producing the propaganda video, Ahmad also received military training from Lashkar and professed a wish to die as a martyr.


Ahmad's lawyers had asked for only a two-year term. They say he did not appreciate the criminality of helping Lashkar, a group that has widespread support in his native country.


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04/13/2012 11:55AM
Va. man to be sentenced for aiding terrorists
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