Two US citizens plead not guilty to terror charges

[JURIST] Two US citizens pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges against them in federal court on Tuesday. Tarik Shah, 42, of New York, and Rafik Abdus Sabir, 50, of Boca Raton, Florida, each face a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaida [PDF complaint]. Prosecutors say [JURIST report] Shah agreed to teach hand-to-hand combat and that Sabir, a doctor, agreed to treat jihadists in Saudi Arabia. The two are being held without bail [JURIST report]. Shah's lawyer said the charge was "ridiculous" and Sabir's lawyer said his client was a victim of entrapment. AP has more.

 

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