She formerly studied in Tuscaloosa while financially supporting Al Qaeda.

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Now, she will do time in a federal prison.

Alaa Mohd Abusaad, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years plus ten years on supervised release.

The former UA student plead guilty three years ago to charges of concealing terrorism financing after she was busted by undercover FBI agents.

The defense attempted to make her childhood and serious mental health issues the reason for a lighter sentence.

 

They also said it was very hard for her living as the only Muslim family in housing projects in Tuscaloosa.

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