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Arabic linguist takes stand in Fort Dix trial

Inquirer staff writer Troy Graham reports:

Arabic linguist takes stand in Fort Dix trial

Inquirer staff writer Troy Graham reports:

The Fort Dix trial will continue this morning with an Arabic linguist on the stand, narrating two beheading videos seized from a defendant’s computer. The first video, which prosecutors starting playing yesterday before court recessed, shows an Iraqi National Guard member being questioned by an off-screen interrogator. The judge has ordered that the actual beheading not be shown to jurors. Several of these videos have been played previously.

Prosecutors plan to call several more law enforcement witnesses today before court recesses early for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Monday, the second of two paid FBI informants, Besnik Bekalli, is scheduled to take the stand. The first informant, Mahmoud Omar, spent 13 days testifying, wrapping up last week.

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