Skip to comments.Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.
Posted on 01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST by epithermal
Reporting from San Diego U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents.
Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across the border near Tecate, saying he wanted to be taken to a "safe place anywhere in the U.S."
The arrest marks the unexpected resurfacing of the 43-year-old cleric, whose protracted legal battle to avoid deportation drew headlines in Canada. A Tunisian immigrant, Jaziri was deported for failing to disclose a criminal conviction in France while applying for refugee status in the mid-1990s.
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Just another unemployed busboy—landscaper—roofer—who wants to take care of his family back home. Nothing to see here. Move on.
earlier this month...
This is the first I’ve read about it. Did I miss this story in the MSM????
Why doesn’t he just fly into D.C. and be Obama’s guest at the White House?
he will probably get to stay in the Lincoln bedroom.
Puts a bad light on the (illegal) immigration thingy... you know what I hate, they always equate upholding laws on illegal immigration to being anti-immagrant... Rivera does that all the time... I despise him for that... among other things.
...Dumbo is campaigning and is about to let 80,000 more Muslims into the country......needs those Islamic country votes.
Hole in the muffler, hole in the trunk. Leave the engine running and park it in a garage out in the desert. Replace Imam in trunk. Return in a week.
Rivera..a LAWYER..doesn’t get the ILLEGAL part.
He makes my blood boil!
Should not the phrase “muslim cleric” be termed an oxymoron?
Non capitalization of the m word intentional...I consider that group to be as religious as scientologists.
And about as intelligent.
I hear there’s room at Gitmo.
“controversial Muslim cleric”
He calls for the death of all non muslims - he was thrown out of canada for be do extremist and demanding the death of westerns seems to be only controversial - news people are a joke. This guy wants to kill more Americans the the AZ shooter and no one seems to care.
Just another hardworking fanatical Imam looking for an honest job at a new Mosque.
He must be calling congress to thank them for the fine job they do with the border.
The Democrat Party is in league with foreign elements that seek to tear down this nation from within.
He’s “controversial”. Like Howard Stern and Marilyn Munster-Manson?
Or he’s a rabid Islamist who preaches hate?
Who is this traitor to America who engaged in criminal conspiracy to sneak in an Islamic supremacist?
...was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW...He and the driver should have been capped, both bodies in the trunk, and the beemer dropped into deep water in the Pacific. Thanks epithermal.
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