American Gets Life Sentence over Al Qaeda Plot to Kill George Bush
The 28-year-old American Ahmed Omar Abu Ali received a life sentence Monday over an Al Qaeda plot to assassinate the former US President, George W. Bush.
The man was sentenced by a federal court in Alexandria, VA. The sentence is harsher than the original sentence that Ahmed Abu Ali got in 2006 - a 30-year imprisonment. The original sentence was appealed because it was considered too mild.
In 2005 Ahmed Abu Ali, who was born and raised in the USA, was found guilty of joining an Al Qaeda conspiracy to mount a series of attacks and assassinations in the United States.
"I cannot put the safety of the American citizenry at risk," said federal judge Gerald Bruce Lee, as quoted by the Washington Post, citing Abu Ali's "unwillingness to renounce the beliefs that led to his terrorist activities."
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