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Editorial: Sumations in terror trial

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and Al-Qaeda spokesman, shown in Afghanistan in 2001. Credit: AP / Gavin Rodgers

Summations in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, will begin tomorrow in a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan. The fiery al Qaida spokesman is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and giving material support to terrorists.

Abu Ghaith testified Wednesday that he met with bin Laden in a cave in Afghanistan just hours after the 9/11 attacks. He said the murderous mastermind told him, "We are the ones who did it," and asked what would happen next. Abu Ghaith said he responded, "America, if it was proven that you were the one who did this, will not settle until it accomplishes two things; to kill you and topple the state of Taliban." The U.S. military bashed the Taliban in Afghanistan. Bin Laden met his fate May 1, 2011. Now Abu Ghaith is facing his day of reckoning.