Alanssi testifies about self-immolation in front of White House D. Wes Rist at 10:11 AM ET
[JURIST] Mohamed Alanssi testified in court Tuesday that he was trying to put "the world on notice" by setting fire to himself outside the White House [JURIST report] last November. Until his attempt at self-immolation, Alanssi was the government's star witness in its terror-funding case against Yemeni Sheik Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad. Instead, he was called yesterday as a hostile defense witness. Defense counsel portrayed him as a deeply troubled individual with a shady past that was merely acting in cooperation with the FBI to receive financial reward and US citizenship. Al-Moayad is charged with supporting and attempting to fundraise for Hamas and al-Qaeda. AP has more.
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