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  • Bin Laden relative keeps lawyer despite tax plea

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law insisted Thursday that he'll be represented when he is sentenced on a terrorism conviction by the same lawyer who handled his case at his trial despite the lawyer's own recent guilty pleas to tax charges.


  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Holder says the successful prosecution of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law in New York shows terror trials can be safely held in the United States.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.


  • US official: NY terror case a win for civil courts

    A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.


  • FILE - In this undated image made from video and provided by by Al-Jazeera, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is shown.  Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman still maintains that there was justification for the September 11, 2001 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaida upon the United States. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is being tried in a New York City courtroom for conspiring to kill Americans, is using courtroom theater, intentionally or not, to press his case that the United States is such a bully in the Middle East that even killing civilians was justified. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

    Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.


  • Feds praise verdict against bin Laden son-in-law

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was convicted Wednesday for his role as al-Qaida's fiery chief spokesman after 9/11 - a verdict prosecutors said vindicated the Obama administration's strategy of bringing terror suspects to justice in civilian court.


  • In this courtroom sketch Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, right, testifies at his trial Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York, on charges he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaida as a spokesman for the terrorist group.  Listening to testimony are Judge Lewis Kaplan, upper left, and clerk Andrew Mohan, center left, as an image of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-professed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, appears on a video monitor. In his surprise testimony, Abu Ghaith recounted the night of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when bin Laden sent a messenger to drive him into a mountainous area for a meeting inside a cave in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    No verdict yet in al-Qaida spokesman's terror case

    Jurors began deliberations Tuesday in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law but ended the day without reaching a verdict on charges he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaida as its spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.


  • FILE - In this undated image made from video and provided by by Al-Jazeera, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is shown.  Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman still maintains that there was justification for the September 11, 2001 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaida upon the United States. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is being tried in a New York City courtroom for conspiring to kill Americans, is using courtroom theater, intentionally or not, to press his case that the United States is such a bully in the Middle East that even killing civilians was justified. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

    Lawyers paint opposing portraits of bin Laden kin

    After the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law became a key player in al-Qaida's campaign of terror, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday, while a defense lawyer argued that the government had no evidence against his client and was playing on the jury's fears.


  • Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements

    In public statements a week apart, al-Qaida's self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind and a Kuwaiti imam who met with Osama bin Laden in a cave soon after the attacks once again demonstrated that time hasn't softened their anti-American views.


  • ** FILE ** This image made from video provided by by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

    Al Qaeda spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

    Osama bin Laden's hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial, portraying the al-Qaida leader as worried and apprehensive as he contemplated how America would respond.


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