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Homegrown terrorist Bryant Neal Vinas shows his face in Brooklyn – CBS

On April 23, 2012 CBS.com reported that Bryant Neal Vinas, a convicted American al Qaeda operative, testified during the trial of suspected terrorist, Adis Medunjanin.  Vinas, who pleaded guilty to three terrorism charges, is cooperating with the federal government in hopes of a reduced sentence.

While Vinas never met Medunjanin, CBS reports that Vinas testified "[t]hat he had hoped to become a martyr while causing mass casualties and a 'big economic hit' on the United States."  Throughout his testimony, Vinas explained how he traveled to a Pakistan and received training from al Qaeda.  While Vinas had planned to bomb the Long Island Railroad, he was subsequently arrested by Pakistani police and handed over to the FBI.

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