Suleiman Abu Ghaith, Son-in-Law of Osama bin Laden Faces Conspiracy Charges in New York City Court … GOP Blasts Obama for Trying Case in Federal Civilian Court
The Obama administration just will never learn …
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden will be arraigned Friday in a New York City federal court only blocks away from the spot where the World Trade Center buildings once stood. He will appear in a New York court Friday to face charges that he conspired to kill Americans in his role as al-Qaida’s top propagandist. Once again the Obama administration is hell-bent on trying this terrorist in a criminal court rather than in a military tribunal in GITMO. Abu Ghaith initially was picked up in Turkey, then deported to Jordan and brought to the United States in the last few days. However, Suleiman Abu Ghaith will now be provided with all of the rights of any criminal in US courts and will be lawyered up to the hilt.
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden faces arraignment on Friday in a federal court in New York, where he is charged with conspiracy to kill Americans.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who appeared in videos representing al Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks, was arrested in Turkey and brought to New York City to stand trial, U.S. government sources said.
Abu Ghaith is one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to be brought to the United States to face a civilian trial.
“Among other things, Abu Ghaith urged others to swear allegiance to bin Laden, spoke on behalf of and in support of al Qaeda’s mission, and warned that attacks similar to those of September 11, 2001 would continue,” according to the indictment, which was announced on Thursday.
It accuses him of acting in a conspiracy that “would and did murder United States nationals anywhere in the world,” listing actions before and after September 11, 2001.
When will Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama learn that you don’t try a terrorist as a common criminal?
Republicans say he should be held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and tried by a military tribunal, not a federal civilian court.
They say the administration is putting New York at risk of terrorist attack by holding the trial there and warn security costs will run in the millions of dollars.
“Gitmo, a naval vessel, Guam, anywhere other than New York, and anything other than a civilian trial. Safety is one issue, convenience to otherwise innocent people who live and work near the U.S. district court,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren.