Closing Arguments Made In Mustafa Kamel Mustafa Terrorism Trial

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A prosecutor warned jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial not to be fooled by the testimony of the defendant, a London imam charged with supporting al Qaeda. Then a defense lawyer urged them to put emotions aside and realize his client is not guilty.

As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, the contrasting accounts were offered Wednesday at the trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, who’s accused of conspiring to support al Qaeda and aiding the kidnappers of 16 tourists in Yemen in 1998.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ian McGinley said the 55-year-old Mustafa lied from the witness stand in a desperate attempt to separate himself from the kidnappers and his top two lieutenants, who traveled to Bly, Ore., to set up a jihad training camp.

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