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Prosecutors: Suspects pledged oath to al Qaeda

Six men pleaded not guilty Friday to charges they plotted to blow up U.S. buildings after prosecutors fighting bail for the group played a video that they alleged show the men swearing allegiance to al Qaeda. But an attorney for Narseal Batiste — who prosecutors say is the group’s ringleader — told a federal magistrate his client does not speak Arabic, has no contacts in the Middle East and has no passport. Prosecutors told the magistrate the video also shows Batiste expressing admiration for al Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden. A seventh defendant, Lyglenson Lemorin, appeared in court Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was arrested last week. Full Story

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