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  • Plotter recalls al-Qaida brainstorming targets

    Shoe-bomb plotter Saajid Badat admits he was once in the thick of al-Qaida's plans, winning a hug from Osama bin Laden for his quest to blow up a U.S. plane in midair and brainstorming with the self-professed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks about new English and American targets.


  • British man: If I testify in US, I'll be arrested

    A British man who quit a 2001 shoe-bomb plot and became a valuable witness at terrorism trials told a judge Friday that he does not want to testify in the United States because he'll be arrested on terrorism charges filed in Boston.


  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Metropolitan Police in London shows Saajid Badat, sentenced in 2005 after admitting he conspired to blow up a U.S.-bound plane in 2001 with explosives hidden in a shoe. On Monday, March 17, 2014, a federal judge in New Haven, Conn., granted the request by prosecutors to have a witness testify by video from Britain in the July sentencing of two British citizens, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites. The witness, not named in court papers but fits the description of  Badat, is expected to testify that Ahmad sent him to Afghanistan to train for violent jihad and that he moved on from Ahmad and was trained by al-Qaida members for the failed shoe bomb plot to bring down an airplane. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police, File)

    Shoe-bomb plotter testimony allowed in Connecticut

    A man convicted in a failed 2001 shoe-bomb plot to bring down an airplane will be allowed to testify at the sentencing of two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites.


  • Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at N.Y. trial

    The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al- Qaeda spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.


  • Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at NY trial

    The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resumes Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.


  • Feds want shoe bomb plotter to testify in Conn.

    Federal prosecutors want a man convicted in a failed 2001 shoe bomb plot to bring down an airplane to testify at the sentencing of two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites.


  • British man allowed to testify at NYC terror trial

    A man convicted in the United Kingdom in the 2001 shoe bomb plot can testify through a video link at the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former spokesman, a judge ruled Wednesday.


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