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UK Man Linked to 'Shoebomber' Remanded in Custody

A British Muslim was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing in court on charges of having explosives and conspiring with convicted “shoebomber” Richard Reid to carry out terror attacks. Sajid Badat, 24, who was arrested in the southwestern town of Gloucester last month, was ordered to return to the Old Bailey for another court hearing on April 12. Badat faces a charge that he “unlawfully and maliciously conspired with Richard Reid and others unknown to cause … an explosion likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.” Reid, a follower of Osama bin Laden whose al Qaeda group is blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, was jailed for life in January in the United States after admitting to trying to blow up a transatlantic airliner using explosives hidden in his shoe. Full Story

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