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  • Testimony Ends in Trial of Imam in Ohio

    06/16/2004 5:31:58 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 334+ views
    AP ^ | June 17, 2004 | JOE MILICIA
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Testimony in the trial of an Islamic cleric accused of lying on his application for U.S. citizenship ended Wednesday after federal prosecutors showed video footage of the defendant raising money for a suspected terrorist group. Fawaz Damra, the Palestinian-born imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, is charged with lying about his connections to terrorist organizations when he applied for citizenship in 1994. Damra, 41, has pleaded innocent. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, stripped of his citizenship and deported. Jurors watched a 1991 video of Damra speaking at...
  • Investigators Look Into Finances Of Local Muslim Cleric (Ohio)

    05/13/2004 11:22:41 AM PDT · by ambrose · 15 replies · 294+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | 5.13.04
    Investigators Look Into Finances Of Local Muslim Cleric Damra Faces Charges Of Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, Mail Fraud UPDATED: 7:12 AM EDT May 13, 2004 CLEVELAND -- A local Muslim cleric accused of hiding terrorist ties now has federal investigators looking into his finances. Federal prosecutors are checking the financial records of Fawaz Mohammed Damra, 41. It could lead to charges of tax evasion, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud, NewsChannel5 reported. Damra, the leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, is also accused of concealing terrorist ties on his U.S. citizenship application. Prosecutors revealed the financial investigation while...
  • OHIO IMAM IN ICE CUSTODY

    11/27/2005 5:31:22 AM PST · by Tigen · 12 replies · 1,033+ views
    ICE ^ | November 25, 2005 | ICE
    Charged with soliciting funds for terror activity CLEVELAND - U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) today announced the apprehension of an Ohio Imam for his involvement in fundraising for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, 44, was arrested early this morning without incident. The charges against Damrah allege that he is removable from the United States on national security grounds for having solicited funds and provided material support for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. In 2004, Damrah was convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, for unlawfully obtaining his United States...
  • OHIO IMAM IN ICE CUSTODY

    11/25/2005 10:48:10 AM PST · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 421+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 25, 2005 | ICE!
    OHIO IMAM IN ICE CUSTODY Charged with soliciting funds for terror activity CLEVELAND - U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) today announced the apprehension of an Ohio Imam for his involvement in fundraising for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, 44, was arrested early this morning without incident. The charges against Damrah allege that he is removable from the United States on national security grounds for having solicited funds and provided material support for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. In 2004, Damrah was convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, for...
  • Cleveland Mosque Leader Could Soon Be Deported

    07/07/2005 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 61 replies · 1,340+ views
    NewsNet5.com ^ | 7/7/2005
    An Ohio mosque leader may be leaving the country earlier than expected.NewsChannel5 learned that Imam Fawaz Damra's appeal was dropped in the Court of Appeals.That means his citizenship remains revoked and the deportation process could begin soon. A judge revoked his citizenship in September 2004.A jury convicted Damra last year for lying about connections to terrorist organizations on his application for U.S. Citizenship.The 42-year-old spent two months in prison and four months under house arrest.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland, in Parma.
  • ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON (INTERCESSORS 4 AMERICA) 220TH ANNIV OF TREATY OF PARIS FORMALLY FOUNDING USA

    01/14/2004 5:47:14 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 981+ views
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ^ | 14 JAN 2004 | INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON 14 January, 2004 | Today’s Topics: Today Marks The 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Ratification of The Treaty Of Paris, Officially Establishing The United States as an Independent Sovereign Nation DC Primary Has No Impact On Party Nomination Blood Shortages Continue In Metro DC Park Service Police Fail Security Test At Washington Monument Extensive Marriage Education And Promotion Initiative Planned By President Bush FCC Chief Calls For Word Ban New Jersey Becomes Fifth State To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships Congressional Group Warns Of “Morning After” Pill Dangers And OTC Sales Witchcraft and Magic Drawing...
  • Mosque leader arrested

    01/13/2004 10:12:40 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/14/04 | AP
    <p>CLEVELAND (AP) — A prominent Islamic clergyman was arrested yesterday on an indictment saying he concealed links to groups that committed terrorist attacks against Jews when he applied for U.S. citizenship a decade ago, officials said.</p> <p>Imam Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, who leads the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Ohio's largest mosque, is accused of withholding information on his membership or affiliation with several groups, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, U.S. Attorney Gregory White said.</p>
  • Prominent Ohio Islamic leader indicted

    01/13/2004 11:13:47 AM PST · by inPhase · 14 replies · 205+ views
    Miami Herald.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2004 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    CLEVELAND - A prominent Islamic clergyman was arrested Tuesday on an indictment alleging he concealed links to groups that committed terrorist attacks against Jews when he applied for U.S. citizenship a decade ago, officials said. Imam Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, who leads the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Ohio's largest mosque, is accused of withholding information on his membership or affiliation with several groups, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, U.S. Attorney Gregory White said. White said the indictment did not allege that Damrah, a Palestinian, committed any terrorist activities. The indictment did not specify what type of support Damrah may have provided...
  • Prominent Ohio Islamic leader indicted

    01/13/2004 11:11:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/04 | Thomas J. Sheeran - AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A prominent Islamic clergyman was arrested Tuesday on an indictment alleging he concealed links to groups that committed terrorist attacks against Jews when he applied for U.S. citizenship a decade ago, officials said. Imam Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, who leads the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Ohio's largest mosque, is accused of withholding information on his membership or affiliation with several groups, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, U.S. Attorney Gregory White said. White said the indictment did not allege that Damrah, a Palestinian, committed any terrorist activities. The indictment did not specify what type of support Damrah may have...