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Faheem Khalid Lodhi Update.
“‘Jihad’ bomb plotter’s appeal dismissed by Australian court,” from AFP (thanks to Louis):
SYDNEY (AFP) – A Pakistan-born architect convicted of plotting a “jihad” or holy war bombing campaign in Australia had his appeal dismissed in a Sydney court Thursday.
Faheem Khalid Lodhi was sentenced to 20 years jail in August 2006 after a jury found him guilty of planning to blow up the electrical grid in Australia’s biggest city.
Lodhi, who immigrated in the mid-1990s and holds Australian citizenship, was convicted of preparing for a terrorist act by seeking information about chemicals capable of making explosives.
He was also found guilty of possessing a “terrorism manual” and of buying two maps of the Sydney electricity grid in preparation for a terrorist act.
Lodhi denied the charges.
Prosecutors linked Lodhi to Frenchman Willie Brigitte, who was deported from Australia in late 2003 and subsequently convicted in France of plotting a major attack in Sydney.