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UAE Executes al-Qaida-Linked Woman Convicted of Murdering American Teacher

Just two weeks after 30-year-old Alaa Bader Abdullah al-Hashemi was found guilty of murdering an American schoolteacher, officials in the United Arab Emirates executed her. Al-Hashemi was convicted of a grisly attack on an American woman at a high-end shopping mall, killing her in a restroom with a butcher knife. American Ibolya Ryan was working as an elementary school teacher in the country where she lived with her 11-year-old twins. Al-Hashemi also tried to kill an American doctor in the country with a homemade bomb (which did not detonate as planned), and the courts found her guilty of sending money to al-Qaida in Yemen.

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