Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari Sentenced to Life in Prison for Texas Bomb Plot
Why send Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari to prison? Wouldn't it be easier to open a Qur'an, show him all the peaceful teachings, and then let him spend the rest of his life serving his fellow man?
AMARILLO, Texas – A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious attack, possibly targeting a former U.S. president.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was sentenced in Amarillo, where jurors convicted him in June of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors say he had collected bomb-making material in his apartment and researched possible targets, including the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. A handwritten journal found in his apartment included notes that he believed it was time for "jihad," a Muslim term for holy war.