OSAMA Bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman after 9/11, has been sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges at a trial in New York.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, is the highest-ranking al-Qaeda figure to face trial on United States soil since the attacks. The Kuwaiti clergyman was captured in Jordan last year and brought to the US.
In March, a jury found Abu Ghaith guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and aiding al-Qaeda.
Addressing him directly, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said in his assessment that “Ghaith is committed to doing everything he can to carry out al-Qaeda’s agenda to kill Americans”.
Videos showing Abu Ghaith threatening America with no end to the “storm of airplanes” were shown to jurors.
Abu Ghaith argued his role was a purely religious one and aimed at encouraging all Muslims to rise up against their oppressors.
He testified that Bin Laden had asked him to be al-Qaeda’s spokesman on the night of the 9/11 attacks.
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