And look how all the bleeding hearts are up in arms again:
AP Holds Pity Party for Deported Terror Sympathizer
Bleeding hearts alert:
Associated Press writer Joe Milicia feels the pain of deported terror sympathizer Fawaz Damra: Deported imam rejected by 72 nations had nowhere to turn.
PARMA, Ohio – The former imam of Ohio’s largest mosque became a man without a country.
Fawaz Damra, now jailed by Israeli authorities, for months sought a nation to accept him following his 2004 conviction for concealing ties to terrorist groups.
But 72 rejected him, leaving him with no choice but to be deported to his native West Bank, which led to his arrest on Jan. 4. His ties to the militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, responsible for numerous suicide bombings and other attacks on Israelis, made it impossible for Damra to find a new start.
Damra, 46, a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus, was the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, raising three American-born daughters with his wife in suburban Strongsville, when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
He condemned the attacks and urged others not to judge all Muslims as a group.
(the usual BS: ‘Don’t wake up, don’t do anything that could prevent Islam from spreading its tentacles…’)
“Like all Americans, we are horrified, upset, angry,” Damra said the day of the attacks. “As American Muslims, we think this is absolutely wrong. It’s against all God’s values. We are against all forms of terrorism.”
Less than a month later, footage from a 1991 speech aired on local television news showing him raising money for a Palestinian holy war, saying Muslims should be “directing all the rifles at the first and last enemy of the Islamic nation and that is the sons of monkeys and pigs, the Jews.”
He apologized and said his views had changed (WHY?) but was shunned by the interfaith leaders who once worked with him.
In 2004, he was tried and convicted of concealing ties to terrorist organizations on his citizenship application 10 years earlier. Stripped of his U.S. citizenship and facing deportation, Damra entered a deal with federal authorities to self-deport, his attorney Mo Abdrabboh said.
“The reason he agreed to that is he thought he could go to Jordan,” Abdrabboh said. “It wasn’t taken into account that self-deportation is harder than it seems.”
No country would take him. Even Jordan, where he holds citizenship, refused. (How can the Arabs do it and we cannot?) After his time to self-deport elapsed, he was taken into custody in November 2005, then spent a year in a Michigan jail. “Once he was into custody, there was nothing he could do,” Abdrabboh said.
Damra was to be deported to the Palestinian territory, but was arrested when he was presented to Israeli immigration officials Jan. 4 for admission to the West Bank.
Haider Alawan, a friend of Damra’s and a member of the Parma-based Islamic Center’s council of elders, is one of many Muslims who are angry with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“There’s no end to what they can do,” Alawan said. “They take you, hold you and extradite you to wherever they want. It’s un-American.”
Muhammedans know what’s American and Un-American? LOL!
Damra last saw his wife, Nesreen, on Dec. 31, Abdrabboh said. She and their three daughters – Tasneem, 16; Eman, 15; and Maram, 11 – hadn’t been notified he had been deported, and found out only when his lawyer arrived at the jail and found him gone.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is outraged at the “lawless tyranny” of the Israeli-controlled US government. (Don’t you just love it!)
Julia Shearson, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Cleveland office, accused government officials of having an arrangement with Israel, an allegation ICE has denied.
“This lawless behavior of our government must be stopped,” Shearson said. “The American people must be made to realize that however great the risk and fear of terrorism, the risk of tyranny is ever greater.”
‘Lawless’ is everything that’s not sharia based, of course…