Friday, June 20, 2003

Terrorist Gets 12 1/2 Years


TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida doctor was sentenced to 12-1/2 years in federal prison on Thursday for plotting to blow up an Islamic center in retaliation for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Robert Goldstein, a podiatrist, apologized to the Islamic community before he was handed the maximum sentence on charges of conspiracy to violate civil rights, attempting to damage religious property, and possession of unregistered firearms.

Reports at the time stated that Goldstein was a convert to the Christian sect Jews for Jesus and had been a member for sometime.