Now that’s a sentence.
Supermax prison: “23-hour-per-day, single-cell confinement for an indefinite period of time.”
Bin Laden’s Goebbels is jailed at last: Fanatic who helped al Qaeda boss ‘tell his side’ to ABC and CNN gets life in federal super-max for 1998 US embassy bombings
Guilty: Terrorist Khalid al-Fawwaz is finally to be sentenced today. He was arrested in 1998 for his part in the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-as-Salam , Tanzania, which killed 224, 12 of them Americans
- Khalid al-Fawwaz was al Qaeda’s original propagandist and listed as its ninth member in terror group documents
- Fanatic organized CNN and ABC interviews with bin Laden in his Afghan lair and received 143 calls from al Qaeda murderer over two years
- ABC’S John Miller met bin Laden after telling intermediaries he wanted to ‘put his side’ and ‘frame’ interview to make ‘arguments reasonable’
- He spread Osama bin Laden’s hate-filled ‘fatwas’ around the world from home in London where he claimed to be a refugee
- Al-Fawwaz’s messages included bin Laden’s call for death to Americans and boast that al Qaeda bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
- He ran office just few hundred yards from where ISIS mass-murdered Jihadi John was brought up along with father of another notorious ISIS figure
- Al-Fawwaz, 52, was given life sentence and will be locked up in federal super max with other al Qaeda terrorists
When police searched the computer of Khalid al-Fawwaz they found draft after draft of one of the most murderous texts in al-Qaeda’s brief history: the fatwa that launched a holy war against America.
For in his home in a London suburb, Fawwaz was charged by Osama bin Laden with spreading the terror mastermind’s words around the world.
‘It is an obligation upon every tribe in the Arabian Peninsula to engage in Jihad for God’s sake and cleanse their land from the occupiers – Allah knows that their blood is lawful and taking their properties is lawful as well,’ read the final draft of bin Laden’s 1996 call to arms.
‘Whoever kills one of them, should take the dead man’s property.’
He came to be known as al Qaeda’s Goebbels for spreading the hate group’s message – a reference to Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist.
Today in New York United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced Fawwaz, 52, to life for his role in the East Africa bombings that killed 224 people in 1998.
In February a jury took three days to find him guilty of four counts of conspiracy, marking the end of a 17-year legal tussle to bring the Saudi national to justice.
He was arrested shortly after bin Laden had announced himself on the world stage with two huge truck bombs that ripped through the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.