Originally published on Tue April 24, 2012 9:27 am
There have been hundreds of terrorism trials in the U.S. since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but the case unfolding in Brooklyn,N.Y., is different. While its focus is on defendant Adis Medunjanin and the role he allegedly played in a 2009 plot to bomb New York City subways, the trial itself breaks new ground. It marks the first time the public is hearing in open court about real al-Qaida plots from the people the terrorist group actually dispatched to carry them out.
Kansas City, Mo. – Terrorist supporters will turn up in unlikely situations: Take the man who pleaded guilty today in Kansas City Federal District Court.
Khalid Ouazzani owned a junk yard selling used car parts on Truman Road. He sold it, later admitted some bank fraud and overseas money laundering and today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to support al-Qaida. Ouazzani told Federal District Judge Howard Sachs he had someone else hand over two donations to al-Qaida worth $23 thousand between 2007 and last February.