Thursday, February 24, 2005

Family Of Al Qaida Suspect To Sue U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of a 23-year-old accused of plotting with al-Qaida to kill President Bush said Thursday they want to pursue a lawsuit accusing the administration of being behind their son's detention and alleged torture in a Saudi prison.

Ahmed Abu Ali "was tortured on orders of the USA; they are monsters," his mother, Faten, said outside a federal courtroom.

The young man's father, Omar, said, "The Saudi government are slaves of the Americans" and the U.S. government is lying when it says his son was under Saudi control for the 20 months before he was flown to the United States and charged.

When asked what they would do if they won the lawsuit, Tasneem Abu Ali (the cute one) said, they planned to go into the recording studio and remake The Beatles Abbey Road.

"It is something we have really been wanting to do" said Omar Abu Ali, (the lovably under-appreciated one) adding, we don't want to just do cover tunes, we want to make the songs our own. Sure it will be in Arabic, but we want to give the album a cool wintery feel, and yet still have a hard rockin infidel bite".