Do CAIR and MAS, who are involved in this according to this story, believe that Jamaat al Tabligh (aka Tablighi Jamaat) is not a terrorist organization? Evidently they don’t, judging from this story. On what grounds do they think this? What evidence do they have that DHS’s finding that it is a terrorist group is wrong? Or is this outrage just part of a larger effort to hinder any anti-terror action? Do tell, Ibrahim.
From KVOA.com, with thanks to Twostellas:
Representatives from leading Islamic organizations are demanding that federal authorities allow an Arizona doctor to return home from Pakistan.
Nadeem Hassan, a Pakistani who belongs to an Islamic group known as Jamaat al Tabligh, was forced out of the country last week under threat of indefinite detention based in part on a Homeland Security finding that the group is a terrorist organization.
Those moves infuriated Phoenix-area Muslims, who say Hassan is a peace-loving physician and Jamaat al Tabligh is a non-violent, apolitical missionary movement.
Russ Knocke, a Homeland Security spokesman in Washington, said Hassan’s ouster from the United States “is an example of what we mean when we talk about restoring integrity to the immigration system.”
Hassan had lived in the United States for more than 15 years, and practiced medicine at Maricopa Medical Center here under a temporary-work permit….
Knocke said there was no nefarious plan to revoke Hassan’s green card while he was overseas, especially in a department that handles thousands of cases daily, and rejected assertions that discrimination was involved.
“We operate on intelligence,” he said.
In revoking Hassan’s green card, CIS said he committed fraud by failing to declare his leadership in a number of Muslim groups, including Jamaat al Tabligh and a mosque in Mesa.