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Islamic scholar convicted for inciting followers to jihad

[JURIST] A prominent Islamic scholar was convicted Tuesday by a Virginia jury on 10 counts [indictment PDF; JURIST report] of encouraging his followers to fight a holy war against the US and join the Taliban in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks. Ali al-Timimi [pro-al-Timimi profile; Support Committee website], 41, a lecturer at the Center for Islamic Information and Education [official website] in Falls Church, Virginia, could face life imprisonment. US District Judge Leonie Brinkema, who has also presided over the Zacarias Moussaoui case. set al-Timimi's bail at $75,000 and allowed him to go free subject to electronic monitoring pending sentencing in July. AP has more.

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