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N.Y. Bassist Accused of Conspiring With Al Qaeda

On Tuesday, jazz musician and martial arts expert Takir Ibn Osman Shah and physician Rafiq Abdus Sabir, made their first court appearances after being arrested over the weekend for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Both men, who are U.S. citizens, were said to have pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden and planned to use their martial arts and medical knowledge to help train Al Qaeda men.

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