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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, August 04, 2011 6:35 AM 

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A court in Jordan has  convicted  the mentor of slain Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The Daily Star reports:

The Palestinian-born Isam Mohammad Taher al-Barqawi, better known as Sheikh Abu Mohammad al-Maqdisi, was found guilty of “plotting terrorism” and recruiting militants in Jordan to join the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was tried in a military court with three other Jordanian Palestinians.

Maqdisi, whom Zarqawi praised in Internet writings, shouted at the judges as the ruling was handed down.

You are convicting us of wrongdoing for something that our religion condones, which is standing by fellow Muslims against the American occupiers of Muslim land in Afghanistan,” he said, raising his right arm and pointing his finger at the three-man tribunal.

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