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Bits and pieces

Prosecutors this morning showed the jury bits and pieces from 58 different exhibits, mostly intercepted emails and phone conversations involving Sami Al-Hussayen and people associated with the Islamic Assembly of North America - and that was just before lunch.

Jurors' heads must have been spinning for the early portion, as prosecutors questioning an FBI intelligence analyst about the various documents, nearly all translated from the original Arabic to English, jumped from one to the next, highlighting a sentence here, a paragraph there.

Overall, the tidbits seemed to show that Al-Hussayen was heavily involved in IANA activities, from operation of web sites to fundraising to helping plan new ventures. That's not something either side has disputed. What's disputed is that the government links IANA to terrorism, while the defense says it's a legitimate, non-profit religious outreach organization.


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