U.S. Student Admits to Aiding al-Qaeda
On the day before his trial, U.S. student Syed Hashmi reached a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to “conspiring to provide support” to al-Qaeda. On behalf of his guilty plea, Hashmi had three additional charges brought against him in New York district court dropped. The student is accused of sending socks, ponchos and sleeping bags to al-Qaeda agents in Afghanistan. This case represents one more of the nearly 200 terror and terror-related cases that have been tried in New York since the September 11th attacks.