Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, held for years as an enemy combatant and recently transferred to the Southern District of Illinois to face criminal charges, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
Attorney General Eric Holder issued this statement on the guilty plea. In his words, among the "milestones we achieve today":
The conviction of an al-Qaeda sleeper agent captured in the United States;
-- The certainty that our criminal justice system can and will hold terrorists accountable for their actions, and;
-- The triumph of the exhaustive efforts of dedicated professionals at the Justice Department and many other agencies involved in this case.
He also engages in some tough talk:[More...]
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