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Monday, September 10, 2007

Lodi Jihadi Gets 24 Years

Hamid Hayat, the Muslim-American living in Lodi who went to Pakistan to get training in jihad-making, will spend the next half of his life in prison.

He's 24 and he got a 24-year sentence ... which was lucky for him, as he could have/should have gotten 39 years. The timing of the sentence is nice: One day before 9/11 and on the same day the NYT broke a major story about foreign jihad trainees who, like Hayat, go to Pakistan to learn how to propagate terror in the countries that have offered them freedom.

The jury split on convicting Hayat's dad, Umer, of fore-knowledge of his son's terrorist leanings, so the old man walked.

Read more here.

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