Credit card jihad. From the Detroit News, :
DEARBORN — A 41-year-old Dearborn businessman sought to support the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah by collecting at least $600 to send to relatives of suicide bombers, the FBI said Tuesday.
FBI agents arrested Nemr Ali Rahal on April 20 at his Dearborn home. They found a videotape of a 2002 Hezbollah rally in Lebanon attended by Rahal. Agents also found books, posters and videos — one of which was titled “A Martyr Speaks About Martyrs.”
One tape was described by a federal prosecutor as a recruitment video. A picture showed Rahal and another man tearing and burning an American flag.
The U.S. government has named Hezbollah, a Lebanese group known as the Party of God, as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah has conducted many high-profile attacks, especially on Israelis, and including the killing of a U.S. Marine lieutenant in 1989.
On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Steven D. Pepe ordered Rahal to stand trial on charges he had committed financial fraud by stealing more than $400,000 — largely by opening more than 30 credit card accounts and then failing to pay balances.
Pepe said he would decide today whether to release Rahal on bond.
Yeah, let him out, Judge. You wouldn’t want to appear “Islamophobic.”