So said Adnan El’Shukri-Jumah, one of the Seven Wanted Ones. And what was he willing to do to bring that law here? From an otherwise annoyingly irrelevant and unrevealing puff piece about this man’s family in the Sun Sentinel, with thanks to Wendy and Mentat:
For El’Shukri-Jumah’s family, Ashcroft’s announcement served only to renew the despair they have endured since a similar FBI announcement brought the world’s attention to their doorstep in March 2003. The family last saw the eldest son in 2001, before the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. His mother said he has called once since then. He said he was teaching English in Morocco, had married and had a son; she warned him to stay away, telling him that the U.S. government was imprisoning Arab and Muslim men without letting them see a lawyer, Ahmed said.
His mother explains further:
He may have been uncomfortable with the open expression of sexuality in the American public, but her son never expressed hatred or the desire to harm anybody.
He appreciated this country, its cultural diversity and the kindness of its people, she said.
“You know something,” she said, “he and I used to say, `If this country had Islamic law it would be the best country on the Earth.'”