Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, is shown in this undated photo made available by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The Justice Department said Thursday that the student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. (AP Photo/Lubbock County Sheriff)
The jury has been selected for the trial of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb components with the intention of targeting sites across the United States, including the home of former President George W. Bush.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
The 22-year-old man faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Twelve jurors and two alternates were selected Thursday.
Aldawsari's attorney asked potential jurors if they would have any issue with Aldawsari's Muslim faith or Saudi citizenship. Dan Codgell also asked if jurors would worry about sitting next to a Saudi citizen on an airplane. A few said yes.
Opening arguments are scheduled for Friday morning.