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A Muslim convert from Texas who once e-mailed a radical Muslim cleric saying he wanted “to do my part for jihad” was convicted on Monday of attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Barry Walter Bujol, 30, faces 15 years in prison on a terrorism charge as well as five additional years for aggravated identity theft, of which he was also convicted on Monday.

Bujol’s conviction follows a more than two-year investigation during which the man from the east Texas town of Hempstead repeatedly pledged his commitment to “violent jihad,” according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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