Ali Asad Chandia, 29, was a former third-grade teacher at a Muslim school called al- Huda School. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for providing support to a Pakistani terrorist organization.He is one of 11 Muslim men convicted in what prosecutors called a “Virginia jihad network.” The network involved a group of men who played paintball in the Virginia woods in 2000 and 2001 as a means of training for global holy war.

After 9/11 some group members became more intense in their efforts against the United States. They tried traveling to Pakistan with the goal of receiving military training and joining the Taliban in its fight against U.S. troops. None ever made it into Afghanistan.

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