Skip to comments.Two Florida imams among six accused of sending $50,000 to Pakistani Taliban
Posted on 05/14/2011 1:24:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
The U.S. Attorney's office in South Florida charged six people, including the imam of the oldest mosque in Miami, with supporting and financing the Pakistani Taliban.
The men are suspected of giving $50,000 to the terrorist organization, according to the four-count indictment.
Authorities claimed that Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the leader at the mosque, and his sons Irfan Khan and Izhar Khan were arrested Saturday morning.
"Despite being an Imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace," U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement. "Instead, as today's charges show, he acted with others to support terrorists to further acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming."
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Are you feds, politicians and "religious leaders" catching on yet???
"Today terrorists have lost another funding source to use against innocent people and U.S. interests. We will not allow this country to be used as a base for funding and recruiting terrorists," said John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Miami Office. "I remind everyone that the Muslim and Arab-American members of our community should never be judged by the illegal activities of a few."
You're not catching on, Mr. Gillies.
Two more U.S. Government approved immigrants!
That’s all we, as the US, ever get. “Don’t forget, most muzzies are okie dokie”. “Don’t judge by a few bad apples” crapola. We are being taken from within! “Oldest mosque” in Miami?! Are we supposed to be shocked that such a thing would happen at such a prestigious, aged and “holy” building?!
It’s a wonder the Pakistani Taliban even EXIST after getting the snot kicked out of them by our loyal Pak allies!/sarcasm
The so called religion of peace.
What a joke.
“Despite being an Imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace,” U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement”
I kid you not.
Er....Imam’s Muslims too!
Plano, TX: “Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center”
Dallas Morning News
PLANO The Ismaili Muslim community announced Tuesday that it is building a $6.5 million worship and community center in Plano, where it has found a warm welcome.
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center’s foundation. It was a symbolic gesture since the site for the new center will be a few miles northeast of the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, where the foundation ceremony was held.
My stomach lurcheth within me.
for your review after shabbat and possible ping.
It's going to be okay. WE NEED people like this.
While they are busy hacking off Gillies head, it will give the rest of us the chance to reload.
Oh, my, no, of course the money didn't come from contributions from the members of the mosques.
Thread bump and thanks for the ping La Enchiladita.
You did know that America was founded upon muslim beliefs. The usurper said it was so it must be true.
How sweet. One of my local papers had a glowing front-page article just yesterday about the joys of finally getting an imam at the huge mosque in Jacksonville (FL). I don’t know how many people go there (mostly Albanians, I would suspect), but it is right next to I95 and is enormous and lit up at night so it dominates the landscape.
A few more details:
Saturday, May 14, 2011
“Feds: American Supporters of Pakistani Taliban Sent At Least $50,000 To Fund Terror”
Three naturalized American citizens in South Florida have been indicted for providing money and material support to the Pakistani Taliban, the Justice Department announced today.
Those arrested today and charged include:
Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, imam of the Miami Masjid
Hafiz Khan’s son, Irfan Khan, 37, also of Miami, Jamaat Al-Mumineen Mosque in Margate, Fla.
Izhar Khan, 24, of North Lauderdale, Fla.
Hafiz and Izhar Khan were arrested in Florida. Izhar Khan was arrested in Los Angeles. Three others living in Pakistan were charged under the same indictment, but are still at large. It was not immediately clear if they were also American citizens.
Ali Rehman, aka Faisal Ali Rehman
Hafiz Khan’s daughter, Amina Khan
Hafiz Khan’s grandson, Alam Zeb”
‘U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement. “Instead, as today’s charges show, he acted with others to support terrorists to further acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming.” ‘
This ticks me off. If I was a judge and this case was brought before me, before the trial began, I would direct the prosecutor to write a 5,000 word essay on why prosecutors should not, in public, attempt to convict someone charged with a crime before a trial, and why they should not attempt to prejudice a jury prior to a trial.
The essay would be in longhand, in the prosecutor’s own handwriting.
And if the prosecutor ever, EVER, pulled another stunt like that, I wouldn’t care if he was prosecuting John Wilkes Booth, I would dismiss the case.
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