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U.S. Deports Muslim Charity Co-Founder

The co-founder of an Islamic charity that was accused of funneling money to al-Qaida has been deported to Lebanon after spending 19 months in federal custody without being charged with a terror-related crime. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said late Tuesday that Rabih Haddad, who was accused of visa violations, was deported Monday night. His wife and children are still in this country. Haddad was reunited with other relatives in Lebanon after being questioned by authorities, Lebanese security officials confirmed Wednesday. Haddad, 43, a Lebanese citizen living in Ann Arbor, was arrested Dec. 14, 2001, the same day the offices of the Global Relief Foundation were raided in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Ill. Haddad is co-founder of the charity. Full Story

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