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US professor gets life in prison for attempt to recruit for Taliban

A US-based Islamic studies professor was sentenced to life in prison by an Alexandria, Virginia, court for attempting to recruit for Afghanistan’s extremist Taliban militia. Ali al-Timimi, a professor in his 40s from the Dar al-Arqam Islamic Center, was convicted in April, after seven days of jury deliberations. A resident of the Washington suburb of Fairfax, Virginia, Timimi was accused of encouraging at least five men to support Afghanistan’s Taliban militia immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and urging them to wage war against the United States. Full Story

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