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Friday, April 16, 2004

Saudi Student's Trial Opens in Idaho

"well-liked leader of the university's Muslim Student Association" was sponsoring jihad on the internet
A Saudi doctoral candidate at the University of Idaho hid his true agenda as webmaster and "money man" for a worldwide Internet network that sought to finance and recruit fighters for violent holy war abroad, prosecutors charged Wednesday in opening their case against Sami Omar al-Hussayen. He is accused of conspiracy and providing support to terrorists in Chechnya and Israel, and of conspiracy to raise funds for the military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization. The Saudi Embassy has pressed for Hussayen's release and is paying for his top-flight legal defense team, which includes Joshua Dratel, who represented Wadih Hage, a former aide to Osama bin Laden.

More in the Washington Post.

Idaho USA, for crying out loud! And what's funny/not funny, is that this student was in a computer science program sponsored by the National Security Agency.