Air Force major: Al-Qaida agent would attack US

October 29, 2009
Homeland Security News
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“A U.S. Air Force major described an al-Qaida sleeper agent as a sometimes kind, respectful man who nonetheless would attack the United States if given a chance.

Air Force Maj. Deborah Sirratt testified during the first day of a sentencing hearing for 44-year-old former Bradley University graduate student Ali al-Marri, who has admitted training in al-Qaida camps and having contact with those involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The second and what is scheduled to be the final day of al-Marri’s sentencing is Thursday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. The Qatar native faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in May to one count of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.”

(The Associated Press: Air Force major: Al-Qaida agent would attack US)