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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
By United Press International

Al-Qaida plotter resentenced to life

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. man has been sentenced to life for conspiring with al-Qaida and a possible plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush, prosecutors say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006.
By United Press International

Va. man gets 30 years in Bush plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- A Falls Church, Va., man convicted of conspiring to kill President George W. Bush was sentenced to 30 years in prison in an Alexandria courtroom Wednesday.

Arab-U.S. student convicted of terror plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- An Arab-American student has been convicted of conspiring with Al-Qaida to assassinate President Bush and hijack airplanes.

Va. man sought to be another Mohamed Atta

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Virginia man told interrogators in Saudi Arabia he devised a plan to kill U.S. President George Bush but the plot never advanced past the planning stage.

Virginia man charged in plot against Bush

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old U.S. student has been charged with plotting to kill President Bush in either a sniper attack or suicide bombing.

Suspect claims FBI ordered Saudi torture

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. student suspected of terrorism claims he was tortured as part of his interrogation in Saudi Arabia at the request of the FBI.

Suspect allegedly discussed Bush killing

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An indictment released Tuesday in Virginia said a U.S. citizen discussed ways of assassinating President George Bush with co-conspirators in Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali
Family friend Shaker El Sayed speaks to members of the press after the arraignment of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali on March 13, 2005 at the Federal Court House in Alexandria, VA. Ali pleaded not guilty to all charges. His parents and lawyer say that Mr. Ali was sent to Saudi Arabia for questioning by the United States and was tortured while there...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali (Arabic: احمد عمر أبو علي‎) is a United States citizen who was convicted of providing material support to the al Qaeda terrorist network.

Born in Houston, Texas in 1981 and raised in Falls Church, Virginia, Abu Ali was valedictorian of his class at the Islamic Saudi Academy high school in nearby Alexandria. Abu Ali entered the University of Maryland in the fall of 1999 as an electrical engineering major, but withdrew in the middle of the 2000 spring semester to study Sharia law the Islamic University of Medina in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

In June 2003, Abu Ali was arrested by Saudi authorities while taking exams at the Islamic University of Medina. He was held for approximately twenty months by the Saudi government, and given the paucity of information coming out of Saudi Arabia about the case, many human rights organizations speculated that Abu Ali's situation was actually a case of extraordinary rendition and that he might be subject to torture.

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