Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam
by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
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In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
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 In this Oct. 9, 2013 file courtroom drawing, defense attorney, Jeremy Schneider, left, represents accused terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, center, in Manhattan federal court, in New York. Jury selection begins Monday, April 14, 2014, in the New York trial of the Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Williams, File)
In this Oct. 9, 2013 file courtroom drawing, defense attorney, Jeremy Schneider, left, represents accused terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, center, in Manhattan federal court, in New York. Jury selection begins Monday, April 14, 2014, in the New York trial of the Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Williams, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has been chosen for the U.S. terror trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida.

Eight men and four women along with four alternates were chosen Monday for the Manhattan trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (muh-STAH'-fuh kah-MEHL' muh-STAH'-fuh).

Opening statements are scheduled for Thursday.

Mustafa has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon. He also is accused of helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Four hostages died.

Mustafa says he will testify on his own behalf during the trial, which is expected to last about a month. If convicted, he could face life in prison.



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