5,153. 6/15/2003

"One success in the government's War on Terror appears to have been a conviction in June 2003 of an Ohio trucker, Iyman Faris, an American citizen of Kashmiri birth who turned himself in to authorities in March 2003. Faris admitted visiting an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, meeting Osama bin Laden, and carrying out preliminary 'casing' work in the United States to provide information relating to a possible attack on the Brooklyn Bridge using a blowtorch. After pleading guilty Faris was sentenced to twenty years in prison." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, 40-41

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