War on Terror

Bin Laden Secretary Re-Sentenced to Life in Prison

Said Hurricane Sandy was God's vengeance for his original conviction

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Osama bin Laden's former secretary was resentenced to life in prison for conspiring with the terrorist leader to kill Americans, after telling a U.S. judge Tuesday that 9-11 and Superstorm Sandy in October were God's punishment for his unjust conviction.

Wadih el-Hage, a naturalized US citizen who once lived in Arlington, was one of four men convicted in a New York trial of conspiring with bin Laden in a worldwide plot to kill U.S. nationals. Four months after his conviction in May 2001, terrorists flew hijacked jetliners into the World Trade Center. A federal appeals court upheld his conviction and sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration of his life term.

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