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New York man gets 27 years for attempting to join Al Qaeda

New York, Sat, 03 Mar 2012 ANI

New York, Mar.3 (ANI): A federal court in Brooklyn has sentenced a New York resident to 27 years in prison for attempting to join al-Qaeda to avenge Muslim abuse.


According to a report, Betim Kaziu was sentenced on Friday after he was declared guilty of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organisation. He also was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and other charges.


Prosecutors, however, had sought a life sentence for Kaziu


They claimed that he had tried, but failed to join al-Qaeda groups in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.


He eventually made his way to Kosovo, where he recorded what the government claimed was a farewell martyrdom video.


He also bought a plane ticket to Pakistan but was captured before making the trip. (ANI)


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