16 December 2013
Two British men who spent eight years fighting extradition to the United States have pled guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, a 39-year-old south London resident admitted to charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorism. He admitted the offenses as part of a plea agreement in a federal court hearing in New Haven Connecticut, and faces twenty-five years in jail.
The second British man, Syed Talha Ahsan, admitted to assisting terrorists by helping Ahmad. Ahsan, faces up to fifteen years in jail.
The case against both men is based on a Web site and terrorism support network that one of them operated in London. As one of the first Web sites promoting Jihadism in English, it played a pivotal role in spreading Jihadist propaganda as the movement began to develop in the West....