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Doctor convicted in failed terror attack

April 12, 2008


— A British court sentenced an Indian doctor Friday to 18 months in prison for withholding information about last year's botched terrorist attack on a crowded airport in Scotland.

Sabeel Ahmed, 26, pleaded guilty to receiving an e-mail about the mission from his older brother Kafeel Ahmed two days before he attempted to ram a jeep into Glasgow's airport - although the younger brother did not read the e-mail until the evening after the attack took place.

In the message, Kafeel Ahmed wrote: "This is the project that I was working on for some time now. Everything else was a lie."

"It's about time that we give up our lives and our families for the sake of Islam to please Allah."

Since Sabeel Ahmed has already served half his sentence and agreed to leave Britain, he was being released late Friday from jail to be deported back to India, Judge David Calvert-Smith said.


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