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Imam Accused of Lies on Terrorist Links

The prominent Muslim cleric arrested last week on charges of lying about his ties to terrorist organizations has built a reputation as one of Cleveland’s most respected religious leaders. But authorities allege that Fawaz Damra, imam of Ohio’s largest mosque, did not mention his connection to “terrorist organizations that advocated the persecution of Jews and others by means of violent terrorist attacks” when he applied for U.S. citizenship in the early 1990s. “He’s charged with providing the INS with false information,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron Bakeman. “It’s not a frequently used charge, because the situation does not arise very often.” Full Story

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