April 13, 2012

Lashkar-e-Tayyiba Supporter Sentenced to 12 Years

Investigative Project:

A Virginia resident and native of Pakistan was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for providing material support to the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), a designated foreign terrorist group.

Jubair Ahmad was born and raised in Pakistan, where he received religious and commando training from the LeT. He moved to the United States with his family in 2007 when he was 19. In 2009, the FBI opened an investigation against Ahmad after obtaining information tying him to Lashkar.

According to court records, Ahmad produced and posted a propaganda video in September 2010 for the LeT on YouTube to help the terrorist group broaden its support base and recruit potential jihadists. The five-minute video included images of LeT chief Hafeez Saeed as well as "jihadi martyrs and armored trucks exploding after having been hit by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)."

So you'd think that Youtube would get the idea that hosting propaganda in support of LeT and Jammat ud-Dawah is unlawful.

Nope and nope.

By Howie at 03:29 PM | Comments |