Islamic Scholar Gets Life in Prison in Va.
A prominent Islamic scholar who exhorted his followers after the Sept. 11 attacks to join the Taliban and fight U.S. troops was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Ali al-Timimi was convicted in April of soliciting treason, inducing others to aid the Taliban, and others to use firearms in violation of federal law. “I will not admit guilt nor seek the court’s mercy. I do this simply because I am innocent,” the Fairfax cleric said in a 10-minute address before sentencing.Full Story