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Ahmed Abu Ali: Guilty of Being Muslim in America at the Wrong Time

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-- conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists;


-- providing material support to terrorists;


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-- contribution of services to Al Qaeda; and


-- receipt of funds and services from Al Qaeda.

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It claimed he "advised (an unnamed) co-conspirator whom he had met on previous travels to Medina, Saudi Arabia, of his interest in joining Al Qaeda," and that he "intended to become a planner of terrorist operations like Muhammad Atta and Khalid Sheik Muhammad." It also alleges that he and another co-conspirator discussed plans to assassinate George Bush, either close range by gun shot or car bomb.


On November 22, 2005, he was convicted on all charges, the jury rejecting his testimony that his Saudi captors tortured him into confessing. Two doctors who examined him agreed, but their testimony was suppressed - a clear Sixth Amendment violation that assures:


"the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury....to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of (competent) Counsel (and enough time) for (a proper) defense."

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Although the Sixth Amendment doesn't specifically prohibit attorney-client communications, doing so clearly violates its spirit and provision for a proper defense. More on that below.


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