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Man sentenced to life in NYC airport terror plot
Man convicted in plot to blow up NYC airport with aid of al-Qaida expert gets life behind bars
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A Muslim man has been sentenced to life in prison for joining a failed plot to firebomb New York's Kennedy Airport by blowing up jet fuel supplies with the help of a notorious al-Qaida explosives expert.

A federal judge in Brooklyn gave Kareem Ibrahim the life term Friday. A jury found him guilty last year of conspiracy.

Ibrahim's attorneys had argued in court papers that he deserved only 13 years.

They claimed prosecutors had exaggerated his role in a scheme that had been infiltrated by an FBI informant and had no chance of succeeding.

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement that the 66-year-old Shiite imam from Trinidad "abandoned the true tenants of his religion" by participating in the plot.

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