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Man Acquitted in Terror Case Says Co-Defendants Will Be Cleared

A man acquitted on Tuesday in a terror case here said that he was grateful to the American justice system and that he was confident his co-defendants would eventually be cleared as well. The man, Farouk Ali-Haimoud, 22, had been accused of being part of a four-man terror cell in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. He was the only one of the men, all Arab immigrants, to be acquitted on Tuesday. Two defendants were found guilty on terror-related charges, and a third was acquitted of a terror-related charge but found guilty of a conspiracy related to document fraud. On Wednesday, after 14 months in jail, mostly in isolation, Mr. Ali-Haimoud said in an interview that he was shocked that any of them had been found guilty. “None of us had links with terrorists in any way,” he said. “I’m just a regular Muslim. I’m not an extremist.” He said he believed that the other defendants would be vindicated in appeals. Full Story

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