Quote of the day:
“He’s a good guy. He’s not extreme.” said John Afzali, manager of Valentino’s, a pizzeria apparently owned by the Afzalis (and one I hope sees its clientele quickly abandon it).
If Islam is good, what’s wrong with being an “extreme” Believer in Islam? If Islam is good, then isn’t the person who takes Islam most completely to heart, follows its teachings most closely, a wonderful guy? What’s wrong with being “extreme” in your following of Islam, if Islam itself is simply swell?
by Hugh Fitzgerald
A New York City imam accused of lying to officials investigating a terrorism plot has been ordered held without bail.
Ahmad Afzali (AKH’-mahd ahf-ZAH’-lee) smiled and waved at relatives as deputy marshals led him out of federal court Monday in Brooklyn.
Update on the on the Islamic double-agent who dabbled as an imam:
Central figure in New York/Colorado bomb plot is an imam who worked both sides
How could an imam get mixed up in a jihad plot? Can even an imam become a Misunderstander of Islam? How did he miss the Koran’s true, peaceful teachings?Â New York/Colorado bomb plot update: “FBI says imam Ahmad Afzali worked both sides and tipped off suspects,” by Elizabeth Hays and Helen Kennedy for theÂ New York Daily News, September 21, thanks to JW:
The Queens imam arrested in the Denver terrorism probe is anÂ FBIinformant the feds say became a double agent – tipping suspects that they were in the government’s crosshairs.
- FBI says imam Ahmad Afzali worked both sides and tipped off suspects
- Feds unsure if arrest of Najibullah Zazi and two others has foiled al-Qaeda terror plot
- Lawyer for terror imam says he is a scapegoat
- Two twelve-year old Muslim suicide bombers waiting entry to Britain