Canadian gets life sentence for plotting to blow up US, Israeli embassies

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January 18, 2008 22:17

A Kuwaiti-born Canadian who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to blow up American and Israeli embassies in Singapore and the Philippines. A federal judge in Manhattan imposed the sentence after listening to one-time al-Qaida operative Mohammed Mansour Jabarah deliver a 20-minute speech, in which he blamed his past on brainwashing by evil men who exploited his youth and naivete. "I am not a ruthless, infamous and notorious terrorist," said Jabarah, who was 19 when he was captured in Oman six years ago following the collapse of his bombing plot. "I do not believe in terrorism, violence and killing."


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