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From: Lewis Brewster (e-mail him)
The blatantly liberal Newark federal immigration judge Alberto J. Riefkohl ruled that Mohammad Qatanani, an Imam at the Islamic Center of Passaic County who serves Paterson`s large Muslim community, can remain in the U.S. [Terror Claims Against NJ Religious Leader Rejected, by Samantha Henry, Associated Press, September 5, 2008]
Naturally, Qatanani denies these charges.
Thursday`s decision means that Qatanani, his wife and their three foreign-born children are granted legal permanent U.S. residency and will eventually be eligible for American citizenship. Added bonus to his remaining: he has three other US-born children!
But since there is at least some evidence that Qatanani has ties to terrorist organizations, shouldn`t that outweigh the predictable weepy testimony from Jewish, Catholic and Episcopalian leaders that he`s a "moderate?"
When in doubt, deport.
Brewster is a retired classical languages professor.