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Search of Ohio Imam's Home Invalidated

A terrorist group’s manifesto and other items seized by the FBI in a search of an Islamic cleric’s home were taken in an illegal search and cannot be used at his trial, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge James Gwin, in a decision filed late Monday, ruled in favor of Fawaz Mohammed Damra, 41. The Palestinian-born imam is accused of concealing ties to terrorist organizations when he applied for citizenship, which he received in 1994. FBI agents searched his suburban Cleveland home without a warrant after his Jan. 13 arrest and seized a computer, copies of sermons and political speeches, the manifesto of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and stacks of financial records. Full Story

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