Leader of Belgian Islamist group sentenced to 12 years in prison

February 11, 2015 11:10 AM

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Leader of Belgian Islamist group sentenced to 12 years in prison

Feb. 11, 2015: Michael 'Younes' Delefortrie, center, who has returned from fighting in Syria, arrives at the main courthouse in Antwerp, Belgium. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

ANTWERP, Belgium – A radical Islamic group that recruited youngsters to fight in Syria was a terrorist organization that wanted to violently overthrow democracy and replace it with strict sharia law, a Belgian court ruled Wednesday in a case that played out against a backdrop of soaring terror fear...

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