In a surprise move, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took their responsibilities seriously and actually vetted an applicant for naturalization, found that the alien in question was not worthy of naturalization, and denied said alien's application.
The sad part was than an imperious kritarch decided to step in and naturalize the possible Muslim terrorist.
WaPo/AP July 25, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A nearly five-year legal saga will conclude Thursday for Falls Church resident Jamal Abusamhadaneh when he takes the oath of citizenship at a federal courthouse, after a federal judge ruled that immigration authorities wrongly drew sinister conclusions about aspects of his Muslim faith.
Abusamhadaneh’s naturalization follows last month’s unusual ruling that overturned the denial of his application by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
USCIS had denied the application and expressed concerns about Abusamhadaneh’s association with a prominent Virginia mosque and a purported link to the Muslim Brotherhood.
U.S. District Judge James Cacheris, who heard three days of evidence at trial earlier this year and issued an unusually detailed 90-page ruling, will personally administer the oath Thursday. He said USCIS’ concerns on all counts were either unfounded or overblown.
A finding of good moral character is a requirement for citizenship, and that’s where USCIS contended the former IT worker with the Fairfax County Police Department fell short. Immigration officers contended that Abusamhadaneh lied by denying to interviewers his associations with the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that is banned in some countries.
The mosque that’s among the largest and most prominent in the region has been a subject of controversy for more than a decade, primarily because a former imam there, Anwar al-Awlaki, later left the country for Yemen and became a high-profile al-Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike.
Even though he admitted he lied, the judge found that he did not lie:
A judge, though, found that Abusamhadaneh was truthful about his associations. In his initial interview, Abusamhadaneh followed advice from his first attorney, Ashraf Nubani, that he shouldn’t discuss his religious affiliations. When it became clear, though, that his interviewers had questions about his religious affiliations, Abusamhadaneh told USCIS that he is not an official member of Dar al-Hijrah but worships there regularly because he lives nearby.
Not an "official" member, just worshiped there. The mosque has also been identified as a terrorist front and allowed Sami Al-Arian, a deported Palestinian terrorist supporter, to use the mosque. Which leads us to the question of why did Abusamhadaneh lie about his association with the mosque? Because he knew it would cause his application for naturalization to be denied.
More importantly he was an employee of a Muslim Brotherhood front group, the American Muslim Council, which once employed a high ranking MB convicted terrorist.
USCIS, meanwhile, had an FBI report that linked Abusamhadaneh to the Brotherhood. At trial, it was revealed that the source of the FBI report was Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was Abusamhadaneh’s boss for several years at the American Muslim Council. Alamoudi, a prominent U.S. Muslim activist, is currently serving a prison sentence for participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
All for naught though. We live in a kritarchy, and the judge has ignored all the evidence and is proceeding with the naturalization of this Muslim who only worshiped at the most radical Salifist mosque in America because it was close to his home, and was desperate to conceal it from USCIS.
And note how disingenuous Judge Cacheris is:
Cacheris found the purported links to the Muslim Brotherhood to be essentially nonexistent: “Mr. Abusamhadaneh credibly testified that he is not, and never has been, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he wrote in the ruling. “Not here and not in Jordan. Nor has he ever been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in any formal way.”
Not "...in any formal way." That says it all. Not only is that not true, Abusamhadaneh was actually employed by an MB front group, but was informally tightly connected not only with other terrorists, but their premier front mosque as well. And there is nothing in the law about "formal" connections to organizations that show a lack of good moral character. To be a mafioso you don't have to have taken the omerta, you can be a lower ranked member or associate as well as be an informal associate with the Communist Party, like Barack Hussein Obama's association with Comrade Frank Marshall Davis. Good moral character is not about formalities, but character.