Virginia Muslim Spiritual Leader Gets Life in Prison

(Washington Post) Jerry Markon - Ali Timimi, a prominent Muslim spiritual leader convicted for statements that prosecutors said incited his followers to train for violent jihad against the U.S., was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Alexandria. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said she had no choice under congressionally mandated minimum sentencing requirements. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg said Timimi "deserves every day of the time he will serve....Timimi hates the United States and calls for its destruction."

2005-07-14 00:00:00

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