Yesterday I wrote about two of the CAIR members who have recently been arrested on suspicion of activities aiding terrorists, and lo and behold, one of them was just sentenced.
According to AP, “The former head of an Islamic charity that was accused of having ties to terrorism was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to bank and visa fraud. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff sentenced Bassem Khafagi, formerly of Ann Arbor, to 10 months of time already served in prison. Khafagi, 41, pleaded guilty Sept. 9.”
The article notes that “at the time of his arrest, he was community affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group based in Washington. The FBI said Khafagi is a founding member of the Ypsilanti-based Islamic Assembly of North America, a charity that purports to promote Islam. Officials said earlier this year that they were investigating the organization for possible links to terrorism.” Khafagi will also be deported to his native Egypt. (Thanks to LGF).
I will be waiting for the statement from CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper on how someone with possible links to terrorism (as well as involvement in bank and visa fraud) slipped under the organization’s no doubt stringent screening process that it employs to make sure that none of the tiny minority of extremist Muslims end up working there.