Friday, April 13, 2012

US jails Pakistani for militant support

WASHINGTON: A Pakistani man living in the United States was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release for providing material support for the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), US official said.
Jubair Ahmad, 24, who lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, received the sentence after being found guilty of promoting and urging recruitment for the Pakistani group, designated by Washington as foreign terrorist organization, the Justice Department said.
"We've seen a sharp increase in terrorists' use of social networking services like YouTube to reach a worldwide audience," said US attorney Neil MacBride.
Ahmad was "deeply committed to LeT's violent aims, which he promoted through online propaganda, recruiting others and fundraising" for the group, which was behind the deadly 2008 attack in Mumbai, India that left 160 people dead. (AFP)
Source; The news international

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