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Al Qaeda translator Tarek Mehanna's conviction upheld on appeal

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Tarek Mehanna’s conviction for conspiring to help al Qaeda by translating a manual titled “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” was upheld by a federal appeals court. Mehanna’s 17 1/2-year prison term also was justified, the three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston ruled today. “We do not pretend to understand why the defendant chose to go down such a treacherous path,”...

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