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FBI testifies in Aldawsari terror trial

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (Source: Randall County Sheriff's Department) Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (Source: Randall County Sheriff's Department)

Day two of testimonies continued in the trial of 22-year-old Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. Aldawsari is being charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Three individuals took the stand before the lunch break. An FBI translator spoke on Aldawsari's journal entries in Arabic.

Two FBI Special Agents then took the stand. One went over Aldawsari's academic record. His transcripts were shown to the court, showing Aldawsari had received a 98 in a high school chemistry class back in Saudi Arabia. However, he failed numerous times at Texas Tech, earning a GPA of 1.3.

An FBI agent also testified that Aldawsari's computer searches also showed he searched numerous times for picric acid and phenol, both highly explosive chemicals. It was also found that Aldawsari searched the FBI's terrorist watch list just a day before his arrest.

Aldawsari's email interactions were also scrutinized on the stand. One email was found that listed "Tyrant's House" under the subject line. The body of the email contained the Dallas address of former president George W. Bush.

A Lubbock based FBI Special Agent was the last to take the stand Monday. He discussed the process agencies underwent to monitor Aldawsari before his arrest.

The majority of the afternoon was spent reviewing Aldawsari's journal entries. The overwhelming tone throughout the entries was anti-American and a hatred for the infidels. Aldawsari mentions the "blessed assault on New York and Washington" and said he "tasted joy" on September 11th.

Court will resume Monday morning at nine. 

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