And terror-linked CAIR calls on a Democratic senator to have the charges dropped. From IPT News at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/10/dremali-arrest-stirs-cair-concern
An imam with ties to mosques in Florida and Iowa has been arrested on immigration fraud charges. Ibrahim Dremali and his wife Safaa Rashad Eissa were arrested in Texas last week and will return to Iowa to face charges, the Iowa Independent reports.
Dremali founded the Islamic Center of Boca Raton before becoming an imam in Des Moines. While in Florida, his mosque co-sponsored a rally in 2000 which featured Hizballah flags and chants of “with jihad we’ll claim our land. Zionist blood will wet the sand.”
In addition, Dremali testified on behalf of Adham Amin Hassoun during a 2002 bond hearing, attesting to Hassoun’s “peaceful and generous” character. Hassoun would later be indicted for “actively recruiting mujahideen fighters and raising funds for violent jihad” and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim persons in a foreign country,” in order to “advance violent jihad,” including “murder, kidnapping, and maiming,” to establish “Islamic states under Sharia.”
Hassoun was convicted in 2007.
Dremali is in poor health, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Iowa chapter said in a Facebook posting:
“Please CALL SENATOR HARKIN’S OFFICE TODAY AND ASK FOR HIS HELP TO STOP THE ORDERED APPEARANCE IN DES MOINES ON OCTOBER 20TH and HAVE THE CHARGES DROPPED!!!”
Muslim blogs are reposting CAIR’s call for help under the guise that this was just a “some fraud in the immigration/naturalization process!” No big deal, apparently Muslims do it all the time.
More on Dremali’s time in Florida, including his 14-year old son stabbing another student in a scissor attack when they lived in Boca Raton.
(UPI) — A Muslim religious leader and his wife have been charged with engaging in fraudulent marriages to others to gain U.S. citizenship.Investigators say Ibrahim Abdelrahman Dremali and Safaa Rashad Eissa of Arlington, Texas, were married in Egypt before either came to the United States. He arrived in 1989 and she in 1991.
Both married U.S. citizens in Florida and divorced within a few years, the report said. They were married again to each other in Florida shortly after Eissa’s 1997 divorce, officials said.
The couple have since lived in Iowa and Texas. A federal grand jury in Des Moines, Iowa, handed down the marriage fraud charges.