A Pakistani man has been convicted by a federal court in the United States of working with Al-Qaeda to carry out bomb attacks in Europe and the United States.
A jury at the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, found 28-year-old Abid Naseer guilty on March 4 of providing material support to Al-Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device.
Naseer was accused of leading Al-Qaeda cells that planned attacks on a shopping mall in Britain, conspiring to bomb the New York subway system, and plotting to attack a Copenhagen newspaper that had printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Evidence linking Naseer to the failed Al-Qaeda plots included letters recovered during the 2011 U.S. commando raid in Pakistan where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed.
A sentencing date for Naseer has not yet been set.
He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Naseer’s attorney said the guilty verdict would be appealed.
Naseer was arrested in Britain and extradited to the United States in January 2013.