March 01, 2005

Judge Holds Ahmed Omar Abu Ali Without Bail

Good news, a federal judge has refused to release Ahmed Omar Abu Ali pending trial. Abu Ali is being held on six terrorism related charges, one of which included his involvement in an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the President of the US. KRT:

A federal magistrate Tuesday declined to release a Virginia man on bond who is accused of joining al-Qaida and plotting to kill President Bush.

But U.S. Magistrate Liam O'Grady left open the possibility of reconsidering his decision after hearing evidence that a top FBI official indicated last spring that the suspect, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, was no longer of interest to the bureau and might soon be freed from a prison in Saudi Arabia.

For the moment at least, O'Grady accepted the government's arguments and ruled that "there's way beyond clear and convincing evidence that (Abu Ali) is a danger to the community" and should not be released pending trial.

Earlier today we had reported that an FBI agent had accused Abu Ali of admitting to his involvement with al Qaeda. The agent also revealed that the al Qaeda plot also included plans to replicate the 9-11 mass murders by hijacking a plane overseas and hitting a high-profile US target.

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Ahmed Omar Abu Ali Admitted Plot to Kill Bush, Carry Out Another 9-11
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Would Be Assassin's Jihadi Connections
The Muslim Brotherhood Connection to Bush Assassination Plot
More Revelations About "Terror High"
Terrorist Son of Saudi Embassy Worker Attended Saudi Run School
Man Charged in Presidential Assassinination Attempt Valedictorian of Radical Islamic School in Virginia Supported by Saudi Government

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:22 PM | Comments |