US Revokes Citizenship Of Imam Connected To Terrorists


Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye is the imam that said: Fight “against Americans” is “legitimate jihad.”

Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to the Department of Justice.

What took so long?

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After many years in process, the U.S. government revoked the U.S. citizenship of the former imam of the largest mosque in Portland.

As part of a settlement deal, Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, 57, agreed to acknowledge that he had given false information to immigration officials in July 1997 when he applied for U.S. citizenship.

In return, even though he was on the no-fly list, the government arranged for him to fly to Somaliland, where he arrived last week.

Kariye became a naturalized citizen in 1998.

The government made a case that Kariye failed to reveal his past associations with Islamist extremists in his application for U.S. citizenship.

Specifically, government lawyers said Kariye, originally from Somalia, had direct dealings with Osama Bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam, the founders of al-Qaeda, and that while in the U.S., he recruited members for the radical group Maktab Al-Khidamat (a precursor to al-Qaeda).

U.S. authorities also said that Kariye was a founding officer and director of the Global Relief Foundation, which funded al-Qaeda and other terror groups. More

Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye was probably just one of many that provide false information. Too bad the others haven’t been already been caught before they do some real damage.

Plus any spouse that he made a citizen through his marriage and any of his children born in the U.S. should have their citizenship revoke and be deported as well. No sense in allowing any family of his to remain here either if he gained citizenship by fraudulent means.

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