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It Is Not A Good Idea
To Act As If You Can Not Accomplish
What You Were Elected To Do


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Terror claims against NJ Muslim leader rejected


An influential New Jersey Muslim leader accused by some federal officials of having terrorist ties but praised by others as being an important ally won his fight to gain permanent U.S. residency Thursday.

A federal immigration judge in Newark ruled that Mohammad Qatanani, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, can remain in the U.S.

The ruling brought cheers, tears and applause from about a dozen Qatanani supporters who gathered in the courtroom.

''I would like to thank the judge for working hard in this case,'' Qatanani said. ''This is a beautiful thing. The justice system in this country is great.''

U.S. immigration authorities had sought to deport Qatanani on grounds that he failed to disclose on his green card application a prior arrest and conviction in Israel for being a member of Hamas -- a group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

Qatanani has denied being a Hamas member and said he was detained, not arrested, by the Israelis while traveling to his native West Bank in 1993. He said he was not notified of the charges against him nor his conviction and that he was mentally and physically abused while in detention.

In ruling for Qatanani, immigration Judge Alberto J. Riefkohl questioned the reliability of the records submitted by the Department of Homeland Security purporting to show Qatanani's arrest and conviction in Israel. The judge called the U.S. government's case against Qatanani ''patently incomplete,'' and found its two key witnesses -- both federal agents -- to not be credible.

Okay so in these post Ashcroftwhowasamoron days, ask yourself about the nearly unbroken string of failures to convict these people, including a Sami Al Arian OUT ON BAIL...


Something is REALLY REALLY WRONG here.

Either the govt is well past incompetent, or they are trumping up cases. It's one or the other.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In essence, a muslim can break our laws and cause injury . . . a freebie of sorts.

For an infidel to expect 'justice' is simply islamophobic or worse - racist.

Sharia compliant verdicts will eventually instigate a very different brand of justice.

I'm feeling a new PIGMAN response is on the horizon.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 9:31:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

All these legal failures are putting us in even more danger. Ugh!

Friday, September 05, 2008 4:41:00 am  

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