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2006-04-17 16:02:42

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former university professor Sami al-Arian has pleaded guilty to aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and agreed to be deported, according to documents made public on Monday by a U.S. court in Florida. Al-Arian and three co-defendants were arrested in 2003 and charged with helping the group carry out attacks in Israel. In December, a federal jury found al-Arian not guilty on eight charges and failed to reach a verdict on nine others...

2006-04-15 09:01:27

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, who was acquitted on terrorism charges last year, has agreed to be deported rather than face a new trial, according to published reports on Saturday. Al-Arian and three co-defendants were arrested in 2003 and charged with providing money and support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The United States lists the PIJ as a terrorist organization and says it is responsible for over 100 deaths in Israel, including...

2006-01-20 09:38:39

By Suleiman al-Khalidi DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on a visit to regional ally Syria, pledged support to militant Palestinian factions at a meeting with their leaders in Damascus on Friday, a Palestinian group said. The talks came a few hours after Israel's defense minister accused Iran and Syria of being directly responsible for Thursday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv which wounded 30 people. Iran has also caused alarm in Western Europe and the United...

2006-01-20 01:50:19

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister accused Iran and Syria of being directly responsible for Thursday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv which wounded 30 people, newspaper reports said on Friday. The Haaretz daily reported that Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Israeli authorities had "decisive proof that that the attack in Tel Aviv was a direct result of the Axis of Terror that operates between Iran and Syria." Mofaz was also quoted as saying that Iran had...

2006-01-19 09:45:21

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad claimed a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on Thursday that wounded at least 16 people, Israeli media said. In the Gaza Strip, senior Islamic Jihad leader Khaled al-Batsh said he could neither confirm nor deny responsibility but praised the bombing. "Regardless of who carried out the attack, it was a natural response against the continued Israeli assassination of fighters and killing of innocents," he said.

2005-12-07 13:47:45

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a country seared by the September 11 attacks, Muslim American charities and donors say they live in constant fear of frozen funds, indictments and even closure, regardless of whether they have done anything wrong. The case of former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian, who was acquitted on several charges of funding terrorists on Tuesday after almost three years in jail, highlights and underscores these...

2005-12-06 19:23:34

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday cleared a former Florida professor of some terrorism-related charges but failed to reach a verdict on others in a case likely to be seen as a stiff blow to the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute terrorism suspects. The jury, delivering verdicts six months to the day after the trial started, acquitted Sami al-Arian of conspiracy to murder and maim, several counts of providing material support to a terrorist...

2005-12-06 15:41:56

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday found a former Florida professor not guilty of funding a banned Islamist group in a verdict likely to be seen as a blow to U.S. government efforts to prosecute terror suspects. The jury in Tampa, Florida, took 13 days to deliver its verdict against Sami al-Arian, who along with three co-defendants was accused of raising money for the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

2005-11-08 17:09:48

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian is on trial as an alleged terrorist because of his support for a Palestinian state, his attorney said on Tuesday during closing arguments. Al-Arian and two co-defendants face a variety of charges, including conspiracy to murder and helping finance the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. "This is not a criminal case. This is a political case," defense attorney Linda Moreno told jurors in one of...

2005-11-07 15:11:26

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A fired Florida university professor and three other Palestinians sent money to a group that they knew had killed Israelis and Americans, a prosecutor said on Monday in closing arguments. The prosecutor's statement came at the end of a five-month trial in one of the most important cases to go before a U.S. court since the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Palestinian academic Sami al-Arian was arrested in February...


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