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CA: Orange County imam arrested (ICE'd) on immigration violations (pending charges 'administrative')
Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/5/04 | AP - Anaheim

Posted on 11/05/2004 10:35:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - An Egyptian man who served as an imam at an Orange County mosque was arrested on immigration violations, federal officials said Friday.

Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim was arrested Thursday morning at his home in Anaheim, said Lori Haley, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was held without bail at a federal detention facility pending an immigration court hearing next week.

Ghoneim worked as an imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, Haley said. She described the pending charges against him as "administrative" but did not elaborate.

A call to his defense attorney, identified by federal immigration officials as Ban Al-Wardi, was not immediately returned. The institute did not return a call seeking comment either.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency was not involved in the arrest. She wouldn't confirm or deny whether the FBI was investigating Ghoneim.

Further details were not immediately available.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; anaheim; detroitcell; ghoneim; ice; imam; immigration; islamic; orangecounty; orangecountycell; violations; wagdimohammedghoneim

1 posted on 11/05/2004 10:35:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Buh bye, sheethead.


2 posted on 11/05/2004 10:38:36 PM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this but one of the 700 arrests we heard about before the election mostly having to do with "immigration issues"?

Will we ever know how many terrorist attacks were prevented?


3 posted on 11/05/2004 10:41:43 PM PST by cgk (The Left was beaten by Pres Bush twice & will never have another shot at him... who's dumb?)
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To: cgk

Those are good questions, .. re: the imam, it could be,, and we may never know,, are my stabs at them. ;-)


4 posted on 11/05/2004 10:45:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge
She described the pending charges against him as "administrative" but did not elaborate.

Without saying anything...sure says alot, doesn't it?

6 posted on 11/05/2004 10:48:54 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY and PRAY some more!!!)
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To: cgk
Probably not, since this one happened 2 days after the election, apparently.

Is this but one of the 700 arrests we heard about before the election...

7 posted on 11/05/2004 10:51:34 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Carpe Sharpei !)
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To: Brad's Gramma

what's the old saying when asked a question.

It's not what someone says, it's what they don't say.

We should know more next week.

Hope you 'n your'n doing well. :-)


8 posted on 11/05/2004 10:52:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Me 'n mine are doing great! FRmail in a sec, OK?


9 posted on 11/05/2004 10:55:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY and PRAY some more!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

The Mailbox is standing by. ;-)


10 posted on 11/05/2004 10:57:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go open it now!


11 posted on 11/05/2004 10:57:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY and PRAY some more!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Next.


12 posted on 11/05/2004 11:02:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY and PRAY some more!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

As I live in OC, this one hits close to home. And the video from the American jihadi broadcast a few days ago, had OC connection.

As far as I'm concerned, any muslim caught here on immigration violations deserves immediate deportation, and revoked visiting priviledge for life.

Any of them can be expected to lie to the max. Any of them caught in a lie should be presumed a threat, immediate deportation.

It is okay with me if occasionally they just disappear. In time of war I'm not much concerned with the civil rights of the enemy.



13 posted on 11/05/2004 11:04:58 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

You live here too??????

WOW!!!

Howdy neighbor!


14 posted on 11/05/2004 11:08:25 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY and PRAY some more!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim

And some of the khutbahs (sermons) at the Masjid Omar Al-Farouq (Islamic Institute of Orange County).

15 posted on 11/05/2004 11:20:44 PM PST by USF
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To: USF

Thanks. I'll peruse them tomorrow, turning in for now.


16 posted on 11/05/2004 11:26:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Cagey" Mohamed Ghoneim
17 posted on 11/05/2004 11:28:25 PM PST by RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
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To: USF

Do you have the pig-scratiching that will link to his i-mamail?


18 posted on 11/05/2004 11:32:00 PM PST by RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
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To: RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
I only saw a guestbook at his site (wagdyghoneim.com), and the only other contact I saw was at the mosque:

1220 N. State College Blvd, Anaheim CA 92806
Ph: 714-533-6271 Fax: 714-533-6272
admin@masjidomar.com

I guess you could call up, say something like "Wasallamnalyekum brother, the sheik left his goats at my house, and I need to drop them back of to him before I blow myself up, inshallah. Do you have his phone number or email so I may contact him to return his goats and get his blessing? I swear by the beard of the Prophet (PBUH) I am not an infiltrator and will be most grateful. Saalam..."
19 posted on 11/05/2004 11:44:21 PM PST by USF
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To: Calpernia; StillProud2BeFree; Revel; Velveeta

Ping


20 posted on 11/06/2004 2:30:14 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (On this day your Prayers are needed!!!!!!!)
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To: RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS

i think u r liar because logically a terrorist can not say something like that in public in a website and nobody came to the mosque except us third we r 1.25 billion muslims around the world how come u think all of us r terrorists if so then all the christians are hetlers


21 posted on 11/16/2004 11:24:33 PM PST by ideaizer
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