Pakistani Student Convicted

Houston: A Pakistani student was convicted last Thursday of federal firearms charges after he was arrested for taking part in exercises that prosecutors said were held to train Muslim men to fight US troops overseas.
Syed Maaz Shah, 20-year-old engineering student at the University of Texas at Dallas, was arrested for firing weapons during two camping trips last year.
Authorities said the trips were actually training camps organized by several men who wanted to engage in holy war against US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.
Shah’s attorney, Frank Jackson, told jurors during closing arguments his client was the victim of entrapment.



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