Muslim terror plotter gets 40-year sentence

Abid Naseer, a 29-year-old Pakistani who was extradited from the UK to the US, was given a 40-year prison sentence in a federal court in New York on Tuesday for terrorist plots in several countries, including Denmark. Prosecutors had hoped for a life sentence.

American officials said that Naseer was involved in a plot to target the Copenhagen offices of Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which sparked deadly protests in the Muslim world with its publication of caricatures of Mohammed.

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    40 years is generally heavier than what British courts would be likely to hand out.