Abdullah al-Muhajir, who you know as Jose Padilla (that MSM declining to use Muslim names thing again), was denied a dismissal of terror charges in a Florida court. Abdullah made the same "I was tortured by the US military" claim that has become the MO of all detainees.
"...The ruling removes one of the biggest remaining obstacles to the start of the trial next Monday for Padilla and two co-defendants charged with conspiracy and terrorism material support for allegedly being part of a North American support network for Islamic extremist groups worldwide.
Cooke's order stressed that she was not passing judgment on the torture allegations. Rather, she said the effort to dismiss the case for "outrageous government conduct" was faulty on legal grounds..." (source)
Abdullah al-Muhajir a.k.a. Jose Padilla met with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. He was arrested with $10,000 in cash and a litany of al Qaeda contacts and is suspected in a plot to target three American buildings with a dirty bomb. Case closed?
More interesting than any of that is Glenn Back's conviction that Padilla was involved in the Oklahoma City bombings. A few media outlets agree and have drawn attention to the similarity between Padilla and police sketches of the "second bomber" (pictured). I have always thought there was al Qaeda involvement in Timothy McVeigh's plot --his trip to the Philippines, and the fact that he came back able to build a bomb seems too coincidental...
What I want to know...is the death penalty on the table here?