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FBI Agents Remove Shoes To Arrest Imams

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the New York Times:

Florida Men Accused of Supporting Pakistani Taliban

By DON VAN NATTA Jr.
May 14, 2011

MIAMI — Six people, including two imams at South Florida mosques, have been indicted on federal charges of providing financial support and encouraging violence by the Pakistani Taliban, the United States attorney here announced Saturday.

The indictment, which was handed up on Thursday, charged Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, the imam at the Miami Mosque (also known as the Flagler Mosque), the oldest mosque in Miami. The indictment also charged two of the imam’s sons: Izhar Khan, 24, the imam at the Jamaat Al-Mumineen Mosque in nearby Margate, Fla.; and Irfan Khan, 37, of North Lauderdale, Fla. All three men are American citizens who are originally from Pakistan, the authorities said.

Nevertheless, these gentlemen are what our news media likes to call ‘home grown terrorists.’

The four-count indictment charges the Khans, and three others living in Pakistan, with conspiring to provide material support to a conspiracy to murder, maim and kidnap people overseas, as well as with conspiring to provide about $45,000 in financial support to the Pakistani Taliban from 2008 to 2010

Prosecutors said the indictment did not charge the mosques. They added that the defendants were charged “based on their provision of material support to terrorism, not on their religious beliefs or teachings.”

Absolutely. There is no correlation whatsoever between terrorism and Islam.

The Muslim Communities Association of South Florida announced that Hafiz Khan had been suspended indefinitely from his mosque.

“Our organizations, together through the Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations, has been working with the U.S. attorney’s office and the Miami F.B.I. office,” the association said in a statement released Saturday afternoon, “and appreciate the efforts of law enforcement to root out potential sources and supporters of terrorism.”

“We stand together with the U.S. attorney, Wilfredo Ferrer, and the men and women of the F.B.I., and have been and will be cooperating with law enforcement to our fullest ability,” the Muslim association added

Oh, our sides.

The Flagler Mosque is a modest house located in a working-class Cuban neighborhood. Before dawn during Saturday morning prayers, two dozen F.B.I. agents arrived at the mosque, blocking streets and sidewalks. Shortly after 6 a.m., a rap on the mosque door by agents interrupted morning prayers, according to Sama Nassirnia, a member of the mosque for 19 years who was inside praying when the agents arrived. The agents waited until the prayers ended before entering the mosque, after removing their shoes, to arrest the imam, he said. “They were not respectful,” Mr. Nassirnia said

It sounds to me like the agents were too "respectful." There really is no pleasing some people.

“Let me be clear that this is not an indictment against a particular community or religion,” Mr. Ferrer said. “Instead, today’s indictment charges six individuals for promoting terror and violence through their financial and other support of the Pakistani Taliban.”

Of course not. These terrorism funders were just as likely to have been Southern Baptists as Muslims.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “FBI Agents Remove Shoes To Arrest Imams”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Strange who we value and who we don’t in this country

    ~Imams supporting terrorism get better treatment than we do by the T.S.A.

    ~”Zero-Tolerance” liberal fascists in our public schools, but NONE of them are arrested or charged in Wisconsin?

    ~Stand up when judges enter a room, but won’t stand for our own flag?

    ~People know t.v. show characters, but can’t identify more than 2 Founding Fathers?

    BLEECH! Time for another flood me thinks!

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Oh yeah…….lets’ not anger the Religion of Peace, for Christs’ sake!

    “Prosecutors said the indictment did not charge the mosques. They added that the defendants were charged “based on their provision of material support to terrorism, not on their religious beliefs or teachings.” …
    Gee……I wonder where they got the original idea from? Teachings?
    Molly coddling this non religion will be our demise but there is no one to teach this to us.
    Where are “OUR” heroes?
    On the front line fighting this religious belief and teachings….that’s where!

  3. GetBackJack says:

    FBI Agents Remove Shoes To Arrest Imams

    Well, **** me.

    But kick in the wrong house on a bad warrant, hey … no prob. Not even an apology. But shoes, damn the shoes … we must not have the evil stinking shoes.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11064/1129910-54.stm
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/19335313/de
    http://globalpolitician.com/23638-terrortail.html

  4. canary says:

    this is a growing calculated by muslims to pretend they are peaceful. Muslims hate anyone who doesn’t convert. They are haters.

  5. Papa Louie says:

    “Let me be clear that this is not an indictment against a particular community or religion,” Mr. Ferrer said. “Instead, today’s indictment charges six individuals for promoting terror and violence through their financial and other support of the Pakistani Taliban.”

    One person accidentally spitting on a passing Democrat is reason enough to indict the entire Tea Party and refer to them as domestic terrorists. But two Imams and four other Muslims arrested in a Mosque for promoting terrorism is not an indictment against any group or religion. Anyone see an inconsistency in the way this administration treats one group over another?

  6. Papa Louie says:

    I hope the Navy SEALS removed their shoes before shooting Osama.


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