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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison; praised 9/11 attacks
Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison; praised 9/11 attacks

The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was sentenced to life in prison on terrorism charges, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District announced Tuesday morning. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who served as a spokesman for the terror group Al Qaeda was sentenced by Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York. The prosecution had called for the life sentence, while the defense argued for 15 years. Abu Ghaith was the highest ranking Al Qaeda figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the Al-Qaeda attack by four hijacked jets against New York and Washington targets on Sept. 11, 2001. He was convicted in March on conspiracy charges based in part on an Al Qaeda video used to recruit more followers for...

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