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Al Qaeda Link in Chicago Indictment

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Al Qaeda Link in Chicago Indictment

Al Qaeda Link in Chicago Indictment

Al Qaeda Link in Chicago Indictment

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NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports that the proprietor of a Chicago-based Islamic charity is accused by the U.S. Justice Department of funding terrorism. The charity, Benevolence International, has had its funds frozen and the owner faces 90 years in prison without parole. He says it's a legitimate form of aid to Islamic countries, while Attorney General Ashcroft says the charity has links to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.