Sunday, January 15, 2012

No new trial for Muslim jihad murderer of rabbi in New York, 1990

From Jihad Watch:

No new trial for Muslim jihad murderer of rabbi in New York, 1990

The murderer of Rabbi Kahane was involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, rather than being a "lone crazed gunman." No surprise there: it's all the same jihad. "No new trial for Egyptian in NY killing that brought to US terror spawned by Islamic extremism," from the Associated Press, January 12:

NEW YORK — An Egyptian man who introduced terrorism inspired by Islamic extremism to U.S. shores when he assassinated an anti-Arab rabbi in 1990 has lost his latest bid for a new trial.

El Sayyid Nosair’s claim that he discovered new evidence to overturn his 1995 conviction was rejected in an order made public Thursday. Nosair, 56, is serving a life sentence after he was convicted of seditious conspiracy for conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government through acts of terrorism.

U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell said Nosair did not file his claims in a timely manner, waiting more than a year after learning information from reading books that led him to believe the government had failed to properly inform his lawyers about information that might have helped him at trial.

The judge, though, did review the trial to some extent, concluding that “mountains of evidence” demonstrated Nosair’s role in a conspiracy that also resulted in the conviction of blind Egyptian Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of some of the men convicted in the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is serving a life sentence.

At the time of the World Trade Center bombing, Nosair was in state prison after his conviction on weapons charges related to the assassination of Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane at a Manhattan hotel. Nosair, once thought to be a lone crazed gunman in the killing, was charged in federal court after FBI agents studied the evidence in the trade center bombing and realized some of the future trade center bombers may have even been in the room during the killing.

The judge said the evidence made it clear that Nosair plotted to wage war on the United States....

Posted by Robert on January 13, 2012 8:24 AM

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