War on Terror

Bin Laden Secretary Re-Sentenced to Life in Prison

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


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.