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Saudi Student's Trial Opens in Idaho

Government Alleges ‘Material Support’ for Terrorism in Use of Internet. A Saudi doctoral candidate at the University of Idaho hid his true agenda as webmaster and “money man” for a worldwide Internet network that sought to finance and recruit fighters for violent holy war abroad, prosecutors charged Wednesday in opening their case against Sami Omar al-Hussayen. Hussayen, arrested a year ago in the tiny northern Idaho university town of Moscow, was a dual personality, federal prosecutor Kim Lindquist told the jury. The face he presented to the public was that of a studious family man, but his “private face” was that of a man who promoted “extreme jihad” and “provided recruitment and funding for terrorism,” Lindquist said. Full Story

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