19 More Months in Prison for Professor in Terror Case

(New York Times) Jennifer Steinhauer - Federal Judge James S. Moody Jr. on Monday sentenced Sami Al-Arian, a former computer science professor identified as the linchpin of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, to an additional 19 months in prison before he is deported. Al-Arian was accused of raising money for suicide bombings in and around Israel. Judge Moody called Al-Arian a "master manipulator." Describing horrific bombings in Israel, Moody said: "Anyone with even the slightest bit of human compassion would be sickened. Not you. You saw it as an opportunity to solicit more money to carry out more bombings." He added, "The only connection to widows and orphans is that you create them."

2006-05-02 00:00:00

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