Islamic scholar sentenced to life in prison for incitement

[JURIST] Ali al-Timimi [Wikipedia profile; advocacy website], an Islamic scholar from Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after he was convicted of soliciting others [JURIST report] to levy war against the US, inducing others to aid the Taliban, and inducing others to use firearms in violation of federal law. He led a group of Virginia men that authorities called a "jihad network". Nine members of that group have been convicted of related offenses and sentenced to terms ranging from three years to life in prison. AP has more.

 

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