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Teacher Accused Of Aiding Terrorists

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posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 05:54 PM
The trial of Ali Asad Chandia a third grade teacher at an islamic school in Maryland who has been accused of training at a terrorist camp in Pakistan with an organization called Lashkar-e-Taiba which supports islamic militants in Indian held Kashmir has entered jury deliberations. He is also accused of aiding one of the groups leaders in travels throughout the US. Us prosecutors said that it was possible that this organization could also be used to support the Taliban. The defanse claims the prosecutors have no proof of involvement with any extremist group. They claim he traveled to Pakistan to arrange his brothers wedding.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A third-grade teacher at a Muslim school in Maryland traveled to Pakistan shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, trained with a terrorist organization there and later served as chauffeur for one of that group's leaders during his U.S. travels, prosecutors say.

Defense attorneys argue that the government has no evidence the man was ever at the terror camp and say he was in Pakistan to arrange his brother's wedding.

Tuesday morning, jurors began their first full day of deliberations in the trial of Ali Asad Chandia, 29, who is charged with providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organization that supports Muslim control of the disputed Kashmir territory on the India-Pakistan border.

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I must admit this is the first time I've heard of this guy and this group he allegedly helped. If this is true it shows that their has been progress in the hunt for terrorists and their sympathizers here in the US. Coupled with the successful raid in Canada if we can bring convictions against this man and hopefully use that as lverage against him to roll up some of his buddies. But the jury is still out.


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