Judicial Watch • DOJ Secretly Drops Terrorism Charges In Taliban Case

DOJ Secretly Drops Terrorism Charges In Taliban Case

DOJ Secretly Drops Terrorism Charges In Taliban Case

JUNE 19, 2012

The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban.

In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in Miami. The others include his sons, daughter and grandson.

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Khan founded an Islamic school that supports the Taliban’s jihad while living in Pakistan and continued controlling and funding it as an imam in Miami, according to a federal indictment. He used the school to provide shelter and support for Taliban soldiers and to train children how to kill Americans in Afghanistan, the indictment says. The rest of the family helped create a network that flowed money from the U.S. to Pakistan to purchase guns for the Taliban, according to the feds.

The story made headlines nationally because the FBI raided the mosque with terrorist ties in a manner that assured cultural sensitivity towards Islam. Federal agents actually waited for prayer service to end before moving in out of respect for Muslims and they took their shoes off prior to entering the mosque as per Islamic tradition. It made for “kindlier, gentler arrests,” under the Obama Administration’s new rules of engagement to assure more sensitivity toward religious practices.

A few days ago the feds secretly dismissed the terrorism charges against the imam’s 39-year-old son, Irfan Khan, in custody for nearly a year and facing up to a decade and a half in jail. Charges against Khan’s dad and younger brother stand and both have pleaded not guilty and remain in custody in south Florida.  A local newspaper says the three other defendants are fugitives believed to be in Pakistan. Federal prosecutors did not provide any explanation in a mysterious, one-graph filing dismissing the charges against Khan.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office handling the case in the Southern District of Florida confirmed that the court has granted the request for dismissal, but refused to elaborate. “We are unable to comment on the internal deliberations that led to our decision. However, the charges against his co-defendants remain in place and trial is pending for those defendants in U.S. custody,” the spokeswoman told the local paper in a written statement.

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  • Rick013

    Could it be that this guy is a big financial donor to the brat or a member of the MB? That would make more sense since the group has an office in the witless house.

  • Kamaatz

    If these people were not born in our country, I wish they would quit letting muslims in.
    I believe islam is not a peaceful religion (if you want to call it that), but a religion of terrorism.

  • azkafrazle

    We are allowing the Muslims to do to our country what they are and have been doing to Europe.

  • rosecountry1

    Hopefully this investigation has shed information on the rest of the network(s) in this country. We need to take this situation seriously.

  • Jacky Seazt

    Get this – short and simple facts:
    1. Holder and JD retracts claim Bush team knew about Fast and Furious or former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
    2. Media reports in 2011 “Many weapons used by Mexican drug gangs originate in U.S.” Mexico complain and Obama administration, Hilary Clinton calls to ban legal gun sales, harsher laws, etc. —- you may call it Democrats create a problem.
    3. In 2012 was revealed that JD was supplying these guns in the the botched anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious for few years.

    Now, what we get is the following: contempt, perjury, lying, false accusation, interrupt congress investigation proceedings through their actions, fail to comply with a request, tamper with documents, withhold evidence.

    The biggest problem for Obama and JD is disregard for the laws and regulations by gun running to Mexico and trying to influence legislative branch by fear tactic (on USA population) to bans legal possesion of guns in USA.

    Socjalists aka liberals call it “ends justify the means” – very clear tactic employed.

  • tpc4545

    Well, come on main street media,this story should be on the front page of All the top publication.But we all know it will be hidden someplace in the paper that nobody reads, or they will only give it 15 sec of air time,and have the aldasady to say there’re fair and honest. BULLSH!T !!!! How do these people look thier kids in the eye,I’m sure they don’t tell them they are the ones that are helping destroying our country,with thier fair and honest BULLSH!T. Thier own mommys and daddy’s

  • Joey Johannes

    If this guy played Baseball they would never have let him go, there on the Baseball thing and will and will do everything in their power to enforce it. Question what the hell does Congress have to do with Baseball???
    They care more about Baseball than terrorists…

  • kylefclark

    Another BO & Holder special I see!

  • Michael Chan

    DOJ needed the extra staff to prosecute Zimmerman’s hate crime. For every terrorist they let go, that’s another prosecutor they can dedicate to the Zimmerman.

  • Joe Dutra

    “I will stand with the muslims”…. direct quote, b obama.

    not a slip, but a published quote from his book.

    1) Drop charges against, and protect and defend Black Panther thugs (Negro Philadelphia thugs using batons to intimidate white voters at the polls)

    2) Drop charges against, and protect and defend Islamic terrorists (DOJ drops charges today against Muslim Florida family funneling money to terrorists)

    3) Drop charges against, and protect and defend illegal aliens by issuing illegal executive order(s) to violate the US Constitution

    Check Obama’s donor list, especially the bundlers. You’ll have your answer.

    Always follow the money trail…

  • Malik Shabaaz

    The Obama plan:

    1) Drop charges against, and protect and defend Black Panther thugs (Negro Philadelphia thugs using batons to intimidate white voters at the polls)

    2) Drop charges against, and protect and defend Islamic terrorists (DOJ drops charges today against Muslim Florida family funneling money to terrorists)

    3) Drop charges against, and protect and defend illegal aliens by issuing illegal executive order(s) to violate the US Constitution

  • free2dance64

    Check Obama’s donor list, especially the bundlers. You’ll have your answer.

    Always follow the money trail…

  • anthonydlawton

    Mainstream media probably wont even touch this story, if they do it’ll be a 30 second blurb on a news show or an hour or two on an internet site and nothing more…

  • dockyortho

    “I will stand with the muslims”…. direct quote, b obama.

    not a slip, but a published quote from his book.

    duh

  • Zebrano Stripes

    Its because he’s an Obama donor, the original story about the arrest states this fact. And now that the DOJ is kinder and gentler, does that mean they’ll take their shoes off upon entering my home, since my religion requires that? Such a bad smell coming from the WH, DOJ, and DHS.

  • David Ivey

    One likely scenario is that the person who is no longer being charged has decided to testify against those who are still charged.

  • pruners

    This regime is all about the downfall of America and they will use any means possible to do it! I can’t believe that people are so “enthralled” with these people that they take everything they say as gospel.Come on people wake up, don’t you see the arrogance he displays toward this country? His wife is as bad as he is.