(Israel National News) Lawyers for four men convicted of attempting to blow up two New York synagogues are appealing their clients’ sentences. Their argument: the men are not intelligent or competent enough to be true terrorists.

“No reasonable terrorist organization would have hired these guys,” argued attorney David Lewis, representing Onta Williams.

Attorneys have accused the FBI of entrapping the four by encouraging them to commit attacks that they could not have thought up alone. Prosecutor Adam Hickey disagrees, and says the group thought up the attacks without an FBI informant’s help.

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