Florida Imam And Sons Arrested for Helping Finance the Taliban
The indictment can be read here, and features charges against the “spiritual” leader of the so-called Miami Mosque:
Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan is a US citizen and resident of Florida. Khan has been the imam, or spiritual leader at the Miami Masjid, also known as the Flagler Mosque, since at least 1999. At all relevant times, Khan solicited and distributed funds for the Pakistani Taliban, both personally and on behalf of others, and worked with co-defendants and others to support the Pakistani Taliban’s jihad. Khan also supported the Pakistani Taliban, through a madrassa, or Islamic school, in Swat, known by various names, including Madrassa Arabia Ahya-al-Aloom. Khan founded the madrassa while living in Pakistan, and has since continued to control it. Khan has used the madrassa to provide shelter and support for the Pakistani Taliban, and has sent children from his madrassa to learn to kill Americans in Afghanistan.
Also according to the indictment, the patriotic, benevolent, ecumenical imam—once again, a US citizen,
On or about September 22, 2010 Khan participated in a conversation with an individual in which they discussed contact information for Pakistani Taliban militants in Karachi, after which Khan, upon hearing that mujahideen [jihad “warriors”] had killed 7 American soldiers declared his wish that Allah bring death to 50,000 more.