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Shoe-bomb witness set to testify from London at NY terrorism trial of bin Laden son-in-law

In this undated Photo taken from video and provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, defendant Suliman Abu Ghayth, sits on the ground somewhere in Afghanistan. Abu Ghayth, is being tried in New York for plotting to kill Americans by being a motivational speaker at al-Qaida training camps before the Sept. 11 attacks and for serving as a spokesman for the terror group afterward. This photo was among the trial exhibits that the federal prosecutor showed the jury, sometimes repeatedly. (AP Photo/US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York)

In this undated Photo taken from video and provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, defendant Suliman Abu Ghayth, sits on the ground somewhere in Afghanistan. Abu Ghayth, is being tried in New York for plotting to kill Americans by being a motivational speaker at al-Qaida training camps before the Sept. 11 attacks and for serving as a spokesman for the terror group afterward. This photo was among the trial exhibits that the federal prosecutor showed the jury, sometimes repeatedly. (AP Photo/US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York)  (The Associated Press)

The New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is set to resume with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.

Saajid Badat will testify live via videotape Monday from London about his experiences with al-Qaida after the attacks that demolished the World Trade Center.

Prosecutors are using his testimony to show that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) knew of al-Qaida's plans when he promised in videotapes aired worldwide that "the storm of airplanes will not abate."

Abu Ghaith faces a possible life prison sentence if he is convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to al-Qaida.

Badat was convicted in London in the shoe-bomb plot.