Along with a son (who just so happens to be an Imam at another Miami mosque, fancy that), another son, a daughter and a grandson. All total, 6 were indicted, as there is one lone non-family member among the group.
Three are U.S. citizens.
Filthy Islamic traitors.
(Miami Herald) The leader of the oldest mosque in Miami and his son, leader of a Margate mosque, are among six people indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in South Florida on charges of financing and supporting Pakistani terrorists.
The four-count indictment, filed Thursday, charges Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan (“Khan”), 76, Imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque; his son, Irfan Khan, 37, Imam at the Jamaat Al-Mu’mineen Mosque in Margate; and one of his other sons, Izhar Khan, 24, who lives in North Lauderdale. All are U.S. citizens.
FBI agents arrested Hafiz Khan and his son Saturday in South Florida. Irfan Khan was arrested in Los Angeles. The remaining suspects are at large in Pakistan, according to the U.S. Attorney.
“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.”
Three other people in Pakistan, Ali Rehman, also known as “Faisal Ali Rehman;” Alam Zeb; and Amina Khan, also known as “Amina Bibi,” also are charged. Amina Khan is the daughter of Khan and her son, Alam Zeb, is Khan’s grandson.
The suspects are charged with conspiring to provide, and providing material support to a conspiracy to murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas, as well as conspiring to provide material support to the Pakistani Taliban, according to a press release. Khan, Rehman and Zeb are also charged with providing material support to the Taliban.
Ferrer said the suspects were transferring funds to Pakistan for the Taliban, including the purchase of guns. Investigators became suspicious over several financial transactions. According to the indictment, the suspects endorsed violence by the Taliban. Investigators listened in on telephone calls and conducted other actions they did not specify. >>>
Mosques aren’t terrorist hives…nope…not at all.
DOJ press release:http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/May/11-nsd-621.html
FBI agents with an arrest warrant for Imam Khan were told they had to wait til after prayers to make the arrest. And they complied! Is that a privilege enjoyed by all? Or just muslims? My inquiring mind wants to know.
(Miami Herald) As dawn prayers were spoken just after 6 a.m. Saturday, FBI agents surrounded Miami’s oldest mosque, then banged on the door.
A man opened it. The agents were there with an arrest warrant.
The Muslim man explained that they were in prayer and could not be interrupted. He returned to praying. The agents, who had taken off their shoes before entering the mosque, waited quietly.
“No matter what kind of emergency, we do not break the prayer,’’ explained Shameem Akhtar, a mosque member who was there.
$50,000 did not appear out of thin air. Member donations to the Mosque one possible source…
When the prayer was finished, agents arrested Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, the 76-year-old imam of the Miami Mosque, more commonly known as Flagler Mosque. They charged that he and his family had funneled more than $50,000 to Pakistani terrorists over the past three years.
“What a stupid thing,” said Arif Baig, 50, of the arrests as he brought his two children to a Koran class at the Flagler Mosque on Saturday. “He’s poor. He doesn’t have money to send over there.”
Out comes the bearded Pakistani Muslim card. I’ve been expecting you.
Khan “has nothing to do with [the Taliban],” Baig said. “It’s just because he has a beard and is from that part of the world.”
Astonishing that both the Muslim Communities Association and Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations have never actually read the Quran. For shame!
The Muslim Communities Association and Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations held an afternoon press conference to publicly condemn any support of terrorism or violence.
“Islam as a faith does not promote, advocate, or condone terrorism,’’ the statement said.
Khan has been in the US for over 14 years and doesn’t speak English, not trying hard enough to integrate if you ask me. To busy funding Taliban terror…perhaps. There is only so much time in the day.
Kahn came to Miami from New Orleans and has been an imam at Flagler mosque for the past 14 years, according to Asad Ba-Yunus, spokesman for the Muslim Community Organization.
Membership isn’t consistent, and members have complained that Kahn could not speak English.
“They are hard-working people who have tried to integrate and have been living here for quite some time,’’ Farhan Abid, 33, said of Khan, his wife and sons.
More details on the alleged terror activities. Sounds pretty rock solid, Imam Khan was caught on tape conspiring with the Taliban.
But federal documents detail how Khan, two of his sons, his daughter and grandson conspired to help the Pakistani Taliban, a terrorist organization that has killed an untold number of Pakistani citizens, government officials and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The family “endorsed” the violence perpetrated by the Taliban, according to the federal indictment released Saturday. Tape-recorded phone conversations caught Khan discussing a strategy to shoot and kill Pakistani officials and called for an attack on the Pakistani Assembly. He also lent support for a school that trains children to kill Americans, authorities said.
The Taliban to some extent was/is actively planning an overthrow of the Pakistani government, it would seem…
MIAMI (CBS4) – A pair of South Florida Muslim clerics, charged with providing financial support to the Pakistani Taliban, have been denied bail in federal court in Miami.
Magistrate Judge Barry Garber ordered pretrial detention for 76-year-old Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan and his son, 24-year-old Izhar Khan. Garber agreed with prosecutors that both men are a danger to the community and are likely to flee prosecution.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the money sent by this group to Pakistan was used to buy guns and fund a madrassa (religious school) owned by Hafiz Khan which sheltered terrorists and trained children to kill Americans. >>>
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