Terrorist Gets Life For Plotting To Blow Up U.S. Embassies

NEW YORK (AP) — A brief stint as an informant against top al-Qaida leaders isn’t enough to keep a Canadian terrorist out of prison for life.

A federal judge Friday handed down the life in prison sentence to admitted terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah for plotting to blow up American embassies in Singapore and the Philippines.

Jabarah was captured in Oman after his bombing plot collapsed. He has been in U.S. custody since 2002.

During the few months of his cooperation with the FBI, Jabarah gave investigators information about September 11th mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and described his personal meetings with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.

But his work as an informant ended when FBI agents searched his quarters, and found jihadist writings, a knife and a rope, along with instructions on how to make explosives. They also found a list of initials of U.S. agents and prosecutors. Investigators think Jabarah intended to murder them.