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Al Qaeda Operative Gets Life Sentence

A Department of Justice (DOJ) press release reports that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York sentenced Adis Medunjanin to life in prison for his role in multiple federal terrorism offenses, including conspiring to suicide bomb the New York City subway system at the direction of al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan.

According to the DOJ, Medunjanin was convicted earlier this year of conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction (WMD), conspiring to commit murder of U.S. military personnel abroad, providing and conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda, receiving military training from al Qaeda, conspiring and attempting to commit an act of terrorism, transcending national boundaries, and using explosives in relation to these offenses.

U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch commented as follows:

Adis Medunjanin sought martyrdom for himself and death for innocent New Yorkers as part of al-Qaeda’s plan to spread terror within our shores . . . Justice demanded a sentence of life for this al-Qaeda operative, who was dedicated to mass murder and destruction in the New York City subways.


You can read the full press release here.

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