Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at NY trial

Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at NY trial

By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is set to resume with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.

Saajid Badat will testify live via videotape Monday from London about his experiences with al-Qaida after the attacks that demolished the World Trade Center.

Prosecutors are using his testimony to show that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) knew of al-Qaida's plans when he promised in videotapes aired worldwide that "the storm of airplanes will not abate."

Abu Ghaith faces a possible life prison sentence if he is convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to al-Qaida.

Badat was convicted in London in the shoe-bomb plot.

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