Chicago: A Chicago man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for plotting to attend a Somalia training camp with dreams of becoming a suicide bomber for al Qaeda and another terrorist group, al-Shabab.
Shaker Masri`s sentencing on Tuesday came two years after his arrest that relied heavily on an FBI informant. He pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organisation.
Prosecutors say the 29-year-old Alabama-born Masri talked about the possibility of killing a busload of US soldiers and, in their words, spoke of the "heavenly rewards one would receive for martyrdom”.
Investigators also allegedly found Osama bin Laden`s 1996 manifesto, "The Declaration of War Against the Americans”, on Masri`s computer.