Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari

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Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari
NationalitySaudi Arabian

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is a Saudi Arabian national convicted in 2012 of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction by a US federal court. The conviction was made in connection to Aldawsari's attempts at purchasing chemicals for bomb making and researching potential targets, including the homes of former U.S. President George W. Bush and soldiers who had been station in Abu Ghraib as well as hydroelectric dams and Dallas nightclubs.[1][2] He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.[3][4] Aldawsari's defense lawyer argued that he was a "failure" who never came close to harming anyone.[3]


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  2. ^ "Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction". 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  3. ^ a b "Saudi man Aldawsari sentenced to life in prison in failed US bomb plot November 13, 2012". Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  4. ^ "FBI — Would-Be Terrorist was One Chemical Away from Building Bomb". 2011-02-23. Archived from the original on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2017-08-15.