British Airways employee plotted with al-Qaeda leader, prosecution says

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Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born radical cleric and high-profile member of al-Qaeda, attempted to coordinate an attack on a U.S.-bound airplane with the help of a British Airways insider, prosecutors said in a British court Tuesday.

Bangladeshi national Rajib Karim, a former British Airways employee, is on trial in England for terror-related charges after prosecutors say he plotted with al-Awlaki in 2010 to carry out both cyber and physical attacks against British Airlines passengers, including potentially bringing down a trans-Atlantic flight.

“The defendant was anxious himself to carry out such an attack and he was determined to seek martyrdom – to die and to sacrifice himself for his cause,” prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw said Tuesday, according to the BBC.

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