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Internet extremist sentenced

July 06, 2007|From the Associated Press

LONDON — A computer expert who dubbed himself "the jihadist James Bond" was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for running a network of extremist websites and hoarding videos of the slayings of Americans Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl.

Morocco-born Younis Tsouli, 23, who prosecutors said uploaded guides to fabricating suicide vests, used the online ID "irhabi007," the Arabic word for "terrorist" and the code number of the fictional British spy.

With his accomplices, Tariq Daour and Waseem Mughal, Tsouli offered advice and motivation to would-be terrorists on Web pages run from their homes, prosecutors said.

All three pleaded guilty to inciting others to commit acts of terrorism. Daour was sentenced to 6 1/2 years and Mughal to 7 1/2 years.

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