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More testimony expected from shoe-bomb witness at NY terrorism trial of bin Laden son-in-law

In this undated photo provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, defendant Suliman Abu Ghayth, left, joins al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden, center, and an unidentified man somewhere in Afghanistan. Abu Ghayth, Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, is being tried in New York for his role as a recruiter and motivational speaker for the terror group. (AP Photo/US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York)

In this undated photo provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, defendant Suliman Abu Ghayth, left, joins al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden, center, and an unidentified man somewhere in Afghanistan. Abu Ghayth, Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, is being tried in New York for his role as a recruiter and motivational speaker for the terror group. (AP Photo/US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors at a New York terrorism trial will continue to question a British man who says he was supposed to use a shoe bomb in late 2001 to blow up a plane in a second wave of terrorism aimed at America.

Saajid Badat (Sah-JEED' Bih-DAT') says he backed out of the plot in December 2001 after spending several months training in al-Qaida camps.

Badat is testifying by videotape from London at the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH), Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and the al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Prosecutors are using Badat's testimony to show that Abu Ghaith conspired with others when he promised a storm of airplanes against American would not cease. Testimony continues Tuesday.

Abu Ghaith has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges.