A “Lebanese-born Swede.” Got to watch out for those guys. “NY appeals court upholds jihad camp conviction,” from AP, January 19:
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Lebanese-born Swede who was sentenced to life in prison for plotting to open a terrorism training camp in Oregon in 1999 to help al-Qaida….
Oussama Kassir was convicted of supporting al-Qaida by trying to help open the camp in Bly, Ore., in late 1999 and early 2000.
Prosecutors said Kassir tried to set up the camp so al-Qaida could take advantage of relaxed U.S. gun laws and train European recruits for Islamic militancy.