Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Will Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison

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In this courtroom sketch Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, center right, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, stands next to attorney Stanley Cohen, center, as interpreter Marwan Abdel-Rahman, right, quotes from the Quran on behalf of Abu Ghaith during his sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, left, sentenced Abu Ghaith to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks The judge said he saw "no remorse whatsoever" from the 48-year-old imam who was convicted in March on conspiracy charges that he answered Osama bin Laden's request in the hours after the attacks to speak on the widely circulated videos used to recruit new followers willing to go on suicide missions like the 19 who hijacked four commercial jets on Sept. 11.
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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a 48-year-old Kuwaiti cleric better known for his relationship to America’s longtime most-wanted man, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal court Tuesday. The “propaganda minister” was said to be the “face and voice of al Qaeda in the days and weeks after the 9/11 attacks.” He was arrested in Jordan in 2013 and subsequently extradited to the U.S.