LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An Iraqi man who pleaded guilty in the first-ever case of terrorism in Kentucky says he’s a resistance fighter and not a terrorist.
Waad Ramandan Alwan is serving a 40-year prison sentence for taking part in a plot to ship thousands of dollars in cash and weapons from Kentucky to Al Qaida in Iraq.
He was residing in Bowling Green at the time.
In a letter to the Associated Press, Alwan compared himself to Americans who fought for independence in the 1700’s and wrote that if what had happened in Iraq during the Bush administration had happened in American, “you would have done what I did in resisting the conquest.”
Another man involved in the plot along Alwan is serving a life sentence in Colorado.