Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jose Padilla found guilty

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The jury in the Jose Padilla terror trial has found the American guilty of conspiracy to support Islamic terrorism overseas.

Padilla's two co-defendants, Adham Hassoun and Kifan Jayyousi, were also found guilty on the three counts as charged: conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim people in a foreign country, conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists, and providing material support for terrorists.

The verdict came after less than two days of deliberations, according to a U.S. District Court official.

Sentencing is set for December 5th and he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors played 70 intercepted phone calls for the jury, 7 of which actually included Padilla's voice. FBI specialists testified that the calls were conducted in code of course and when translated revealed that Padilla was discussing travelling overseas to fight with Islamic militants in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

I'm sure the leftie moonbats are all weeping into their no foam, soy lattes for this "freedom fighter" wannabe terrorist. We here at Cake or Death will chalk it up to good security and prevention of the deaths of thousands of Americans. Score one for the good guys!

UPDATE @ 11:55am - Oh and then there's this damning piece of evidence (Thanks to Hot Air for the reminder) that the leftwing moonbats would like you to forget:

The key piece of physical evidence was a five-page form Padilla supposedly filled out in July 2000 to attend an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, which would link the other two defendants as well to Usama bin Laden’s terrorist organization.

The form, recovered by the CIA in 2001 in Afghanistan, contains seven of Padilla’s fingerprints and several other personal identifiers, such as his birthdate and his ability to speak Spanish, English and Arabic.


But why let perfectly good things like facts get in the way of a freedom fighter wannabe terrorist?

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