A third-grade teacher at Al Huda School in North College Park was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his participation in the “˜”˜Virginia Jihad Network.”
Ali Asad Chandia, 29, was the last of a group of 11 Muslim men charged in Alexandria, Va. U.S. District Courts for training with Lashkar-I-Taiba, a group fighting against the Indian government and labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, according to a Washington Post report.
Six of the men pleaded guilty to charges of aiding terrorists, three were convicted in court and two men were acquitted, the Post reports….
A Washington Post article quotes Chandia defending himself while exiting the courtroom: “˜”˜With Allah as my witness, I tell everyone that I am innocent. … God knows that I did not support and would not support any terrorists.”