August 17, 2007

Jose Padilla: Islamic "Enemy Combatant" Convicted of Terrorism in U.S.

A guilty verdict for “dirty bomber” Muslim convert José Padilla vindicates the Bush administration’s anti-terror strategy. From the NY Times:

A federal jury in Miami found Jose Padilla - a Brooklyn-born convert to Islam who became one of the first Americans designated an "enemy combatant" after 9/11 - guilty of terrorism conspiracy charges on Thursday. Padilla, 36, attended a Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000. Padilla, along with Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi, was charged with belonging to a North American terrorism support cell that provided money, recruits and supplies to Islamic extremists around the world.