It's much healthier for a terrorist suspect to live in Germany than in Guantanamo:
A German federal appeals court has upheld the acquittal of a September 11 suspect Thursday, starting the clock ticking on how long the Moroccan man could remain in the country.
Abdelghani Mzoudi, 32, was acquitted in February 2004 of charges he helped September 11 hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah in their plot to attack the United States.
The five judge panel did not immediately give their reasons for upholding the original Hamburg state court verdict.
With his student visa no longer valid, Mzoudi now has two weeks to leave the country, said Norbert Smekal, a spokesman for the Hamburg state immigration department.
The process could be delayed, however, if Mzoudi decides to apply for political asylum or take other legal steps, said Hartmut Jacobi, one of his attorneys.
"He has not yet decided whether he will remain here," Jacobi told The Associated Press earlier Thursday.
If I were Mzoudi, I'd stay in Germany. It's so much safer here for terrorists.
Thank you, Germany!