A son-in-law of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden who once served as a spokesman for the terror outfit will appear in a New York courtroom on Friday to face terrorism charges.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is married to one of bin Laden´s daughters, Fatima, was first arrested in Turkey and faces life imprisonment on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans, according to an indictment released Thursday.
Justice Department officials said he was responsible for Al Qaeda propaganda did not have an operational role in the terror network for years. He also did not have any role in attacks on the U.S. including the one on Sept 11, 2001.
Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 by U.S. forces and then quickly buried at sea in a dramatic ending to an almost decade long manhunt for the world´s most sought after terrorist.
Responsible for the bloodiest terror strike on U.S. soil attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that killed about 3,000 people, bin Laden was hunted worldwide only to be found nearly ten years later in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.