al Qaeda in America: U.S. physician found GUILTY of providing support to al Qaeda

Updated: 21 May 2007: Florida physician Rafiq Abdus SABIR, 52, was found guilty in a Manhattan federal court of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaeda fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. The trial lasted three weeks and came after jurors heard audio tapes of a May 2005 ceremony in a Bronx apartment in which Sabir and his best friend, Tariq Shah, a martial arts expert and jazz musician, pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

al Qaeda in America: Trial for U.S. physician continues

4 May 2007: The trial of Florida doctor Rafiq Abdus SABIR, 52, charged with pledging to provide material support to al-Qaeda by offering to treat the group’s injured fighters, continues today in a New York federal courtroom. SABIR, a graduate of Columbia University, was arrested in 2005 at his home in Boca Raton, Florida. His associates, Tarik SHAH, a martial arts expert and New York jazz musician, and Mahmud Faruq BRENT, a Maryland taxi driver, have pleaded guilty to similar charges and face between 13 and 15-year sentences.