Whether Congressman Meeks is sympathetic to radical Islam or is simply ignorant of the facts surrounding Anwar Hajjaj, thereby making him an useful idiot, our public officials need not be interfering in the responsibilities of law enforcement. If an individual, because of suspected ties to radical terrorists or groups, is singled out for additional scrutiny, then people like Congressman Meeks need to let law enforcement do their job. Many of our "leaders", as a result of political correctness, would have our citizens put in danger of terrorist attacks and implementation of shari'a, under the guise of tolerance simply to ensure people of interest ,who happen to be Muslim, are not 'inconvenienced'. Politicians like Congressman Meeks woh put inconvenience before the safety of his constituents need to be run out of office. - Brian
NY Dem scolded immigration officials for questioning terror-linked Muslim scholar
Posted on September 30, 2010 by creeping
via US Rep. Gregory Meeks scolded immigration officials for questioning a terror-linked Muslim scholar – NYPOST.com.
US Rep. Gregory Meeks scolded immigration officials for questioning a Muslim scholar whose nonprofits have been linked to financing terrorism.
The Queens Democrat contacted federal agencies — finally appealing to then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff — asking why Anwar Hajjaj faced “unwarranted scrutiny” when he returned to the United States from trips abroad through JFK Airport.
Meeks described Hajjaj as a “highly regarded” professor of Islamic studies who leads Friday Muslim prayers at the Capitol.
Meeks said Hajjaj was “a pioneer in distance-based learning of Islam” through the American Open University in Virginia, according to a copy of the Sept. 30, 2006, letter to Chertoff, which was obtained by The Post under a Freedom of Information Act request.
But The Post has learned Hajjaj also headed the Taibah International Aid Association, a charity that has been accused of funding Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. The group was co-founded by Abdullah A. bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s nephew, who has been investigated for his ties to groups that have funded al Qaeda and Hamas.