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Former Ohio (terrorist) imam's deportation to Israel angers US Muslims (Muslims "angry" - watch)
Taipei Times ^

Posted on 01/10/2007 8:46:45 PM PST by PRePublic

Former Ohio imam's deportation to Israel angers US Muslims

AP, JERUSALEM Thursday, Jan 11, 2007, Page 6 Israel arrested the former imam of Ohio's largest mosque after he was deported from the US last week, the Shin Bet internal security service confirmed.

Fawaz Damra, 46, was arrested because of his ties to Islamic Jihad, a militant Palestinian group classified by Israel and the US as a terrorist organization, Shin Bet said on Tuesday. It gave no other details.

Smadar Ben-Natan, an Israeli lawyer retained by Damra's family to represent him, said Damra was being held at the Kishon prison and she planned to meet with her client yesterday.

Damra's family, friends and members of the Islamic community in Ohio reacted with outrage on Tuesday and demanded that the US government be held accountable for Damra ending up in Israeli custody.

Damra, a Palestinian originally from the West Bank city of Nablus, was deported by US authorities last week because he concealed his ties to Islamic Jihad when he applied for US citizenship in 1994. Relatives expecting him to enter the West Bank on Friday reported he never showed up and said they had been told by the Red Cross he was detained, but there was not any official Israeli confirmation until Tuesday.

"We waited for him all day and he didn't come," said Nabil Damra, the imam's brother.

"He is not an extremist and we don't understand why he was arrested. My mother is crying. Our house is sad. My father, who is 83, is waiting for his son. We pray that my brother will come home and see his father before he dies," he said.

Islamic Jihad, a small radical group with links to Iran and Syria, has carried out dozens of suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israel.

During his trial, jurors were shown evidence that Damra raised money for the organization, along with footage of a 1991 speech in which he called Jews "the sons of monkeys and pigs."

He later apologized for making anti-Semitic statements.

Damra, whose wife and three daughters remain in the US, served as the imam, or religious leader, of the Islamic Center of Cleveland in suburban Parma.

His supporters gathered at the mosque on Tuesday along with his wife and children, expressing concern for his safety.

"There seems to be widespread speculation that my husband's disappearance has him in a place where there is no due process, where he is likely to be tortured or worse," said Nesreen Damra, barely able to read her prepared statement through tears.

A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman denied accusations that the government's intent was to hand Damra over to Israeli authorities.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; damra; fawaz; fawazdamra; gwot; hatred; imam; islam; islamanazis; islamihatred; islamofascism; israel; jihad; muslimimmigration; muslims; ohio; palestinians; religionofpeace
As if they need ANY material to get "angry" about.

Today it's the TERROR-IMAM, yesterday it was the Pope, before that, the newspapers' articles in France, before that the cartoons, much earlier: Salman Rushdie, it's always something.

1 posted on 01/10/2007 8:46:49 PM PST by PRePublic
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"..members of the Islamic community in Ohio reacted with outrage.."

Outrage is an Islamic specialty. It would work better if they were not so violent.

2 posted on 01/10/2007 8:52:29 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: PRePublic
>>>My mother is crying.<<< - Nabil Darma, imam's brother.

Howza 'bout all the American mothers, wives, sisters, brothers, and family who have cried since you brought your stinking jihad here on 9/11?

Go back and cry on your sand dune, you soulless moron, why do you think I care about your conniving lies for:

TAPEI TIMES
NO BYLINE
*Well, of course I believe them*
3 posted on 01/10/2007 8:54:02 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: ishabibble

How come his wife and children didn't leave with him??????


4 posted on 01/10/2007 8:56:11 PM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: PRePublic

These people are entirely too negative. They should think more positive thoughts. They always seem to be upset about something.


5 posted on 01/10/2007 8:56:13 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: goodnesswins

Let's pass the hat...anything to be rid of them!!!


6 posted on 01/10/2007 8:57:29 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: PRePublic

one down and a few million more to go

exactly what should have been started on 9/12/2001.

and one more terrorist attack in America and every muzzie swingin' dick in America will have to pack up his koran and family and go back to whatever hellhole they originated from.


7 posted on 01/10/2007 8:57:39 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: PRePublic

I have a student who was raised by a Catholic mother and an Islamic father. The father was an elder at this Cleveland mosque. The father left the mosque after this mosque leader made these kinds of statements shortly after 911.


8 posted on 01/10/2007 8:59:54 PM PST by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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Cry me a river.

The guy was a terrorist supporter - therefore he has blood of innocents on his hands. He is a terrorist himself. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

I hope Israel loses the key to his cell.

I don't have too much patience or good will for those who help terrorists.

9 posted on 01/10/2007 9:00:30 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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I guess the Israelis wanted to ask him a few questions.
10 posted on 01/10/2007 9:03:48 PM PST by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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"....family, friends and members of the Islamic community in Ohio reacted with outrage....."

Do Muslims know of any other way to react?
11 posted on 01/10/2007 9:03:56 PM PST by WildBill2275 (The Second Amendment guarantees all of your other rights)
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To: WildBill2275; All

Can we give all the Muslims prozac.....maybe?


12 posted on 01/10/2007 9:07:42 PM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

And if you dare say that they preach violence, you are "offending" them...


13 posted on 01/10/2007 9:12:01 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: Eagles6

you got that right.


14 posted on 01/10/2007 9:12:29 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: ishabibble
Howza 'bout all the American mothers, wives, sisters, brothers, and family who have cried since you brought your stinking jihad here on 9/11? Because the Islamic terrorists are always the "victims", they have "issues", they can also murder each other in Iraq & in "Palestine", but if us infidels touch them to defend ourselves? that's a no-no.
15 posted on 01/10/2007 9:15:07 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: goodnesswins

Galena pills are much cheaper.


16 posted on 01/10/2007 9:17:23 PM PST by Concho (IRS--Americas real terrorist organization.)
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To: PRePublic

bttt


17 posted on 01/10/2007 9:19:16 PM PST by nopardons
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To: goodnesswins
Can we give all the Muslims prozac.....maybe?

If we promise them that they will "see" (things... like) 72 virgins...

18 posted on 01/10/2007 9:19:43 PM PST by PRePublic
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Damra's family, friends and members of the Islamic community in Ohio reacted with outrage on Tuesday and demanded that the US government be held accountable for Damra ending up in Israeli custody.

So the Ohio Muslims reacted with outrage and demand the US government be held accountable for the Israeli's getting him......There they go again whining and demanding. I am so sick of Muslims. What does the US government have to do with the Israeli's getting him? If he wasn't linked to terror we wouldn't have deported him. If the Israeli's didn't have something on him he wouldn't be in custody. The Muslims need to stop whining when one of their terrorists gets caught and deported. And his family should have left with them. Or be making plans to join him since he was DEPORTED. ....I think they will stay here and whine and complain that he was treated unfairly and deported unjustly.
19 posted on 01/10/2007 9:26:33 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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The headline is misleading. The imam was not deported to Israel but to Jordan, from where he promptly crossed to the West Bank. See the previous thread.
20 posted on 01/10/2007 9:29:54 PM PST by Christopher Lincoln
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To: PRePublic

TSK! TSK!


21 posted on 01/10/2007 9:33:14 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (It is good to know that Muslims don't eat pork. At least we aren't dealing with Cannibals.)
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Well then he was a stupid imam besides being a deported terrorist or a imam linked to terrorists. Did he think he was just going to back home and be trouble there too?
22 posted on 01/10/2007 9:53:37 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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A fairly complete history of this terrorist can be found at http://www.cleveland.com/damra/


23 posted on 01/10/2007 11:14:15 PM PST by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PRePublic
"Our house is sad."

Our house is happy


24 posted on 01/11/2007 2:07:13 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: PRePublic

Maybe American muslims can step up to the plate and call for all muslims worldwide to stop the "violence".


25 posted on 01/11/2007 4:02:42 AM PST by tkathy (Sectarian violence? Or genocidal racists? Which is a better description of islamists?)
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To: PRePublic

I thought this creep was deported to Jordan, then went to Gaza on his own. It was there the israelis got him. Am I wrong?


26 posted on 01/11/2007 4:07:31 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: indylindy

You are right. Another poster just now mentioned that, and that the headline is misleading.


27 posted on 01/11/2007 4:20:06 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!  )
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Well, this is the danger in all the lying that goes on in the Media. Its nothing less than criminal.


28 posted on 01/11/2007 4:22:42 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: indylindy

Yep. Now the uninformed will always believe he was sent from the US to Israel. Lies of this magnitude have consequences.


29 posted on 01/11/2007 4:27:39 AM PST by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!  )
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To: txrangerette

The obvious purpose was to make it look as though the evil Americans and George Bush sent this POOR guy into the evil Israeli hands. The consequences are enormous because the ignorant will belive this tripe.


30 posted on 01/11/2007 4:35:53 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

YAWN!


31 posted on 01/11/2007 7:36:16 AM PST by chiefqc
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