|Prosecutors say Tarek Mehanna promoted Al Qaeda propaganda by translating, for the Web, texts that promoted violent jihad.|
Jury will see bin Laden video in trial
US, defense to open their arguments
Prosecutors in the federal terrorism trial of Tarek Mehanna plan to show jurors a video promoting violent jihad in which the Sudbury native Mehanna allegedly added English subtitles to a speech by Osama bin Laden, the prosecutors said today. The video, known as the “Expedition of Sheikh Umar Hadid,’’ is one of dozens of visuals that prosecutors received approval to show jurors during opening statements Thursday in US District Court in Boston.