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Woodbridge Man Gets 144 Months For Terrorism Video

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An electrician from northern Virginia who admitted producing an online propaganda video for a Pakistani terrorist organization has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

A federal judge in Alexandria imposed the sentence upon 24-year-old Jubair Ahmad of Woodbridge, Va. Ahmad pleaded guilty to providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani organization blamed for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people.

Prosecutors sought a maximum term of 15 years. They said that in addition to producing the propaganda video, Ahmad also received military training from Lashkar and professed a wish to die as a martyr.

Ahmad's lawyers had asked for only a two-year term. They say he did not appreciate the criminality of helping Lashkar, a group that has widespread support in his native country.

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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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