Bin Laden son in law charged with conspiring to kill Americans

Like father, like son in law. Not being charged with actually committing a terrorist act, there may be some justification for trying Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in a civilian court. But the fact that he is related to Osama bin Laden could draw too much attention to the trial from jihadists - a scenario that should worry New York authorities. New York Times: John P. Cronan, an assistant United States attorney, said in court that Mr. Abu Ghaith had spoken at length with United States law enforcement officials after his arrest by federal authorities on Feb. 28. Mr. Cronan cited a 22-page document detailing his statements but did not characterize the statements, which were not made public. The appearance of Mr. Abu Ghaith before Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of United States District Court, in the cavernous, wood-paneled ceremonial courtroom in Lower Manhattan, just blocks from ground zero, the site of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, was not without symbolism. But details of...(Read Full Post)