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Al-Masri Found Guilty in U.S. Terror Trial

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Al-Masri Found Guilty in U.S. Terror Trial

Second Time This Year Federal Civilian Prosecutors Win Conviction in High-Profile Terrorism Case

By CHARLES LEVINSON CHRISTOPHER M. MATTHEWS, WSJ, May 19, 2014

“Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Egyptian-born British cleric on trial in Manhattan, was found guilty of 11 terrorism charges by a federal jury in Manhattan.”…

…”The monthlong trial marks the second time this year that federal civilian prosecutors secured a swift conviction in a high-profile terrorism case. Some critics have contended that military commissions are the more suitable venue for such trials.”…

…”Mr. al-Masri, whose real name is Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.”…

…”Mr. al-Masri’s Finsbury Park Mosque in London was during the late 1990s and early 2000s, a meeting point for some of militant Islam’s most notorious figures. Zacarias Moussaoui, 9/11’s alleged 20th hijacker, and shoe bomber Richard Reid, were among those to pass through the mosque.”…

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