Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan
A lawyer in the case of an elderly Muslim cleric and his two sons who are accused of providing support to the Pakistani Taliban argues a government secrecy request could give prosecutors an unfair advantage.
A Muslim cleric in Florida has pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban terrorist group. The plea was entered Friday in Miami federal court by the 24-year-old imam of a mosque in suburban Margate.
A pair of South Florida imams, religious leaders at their respective mosques, sat quietly in handcuffs in Miami federal court during their first appearance on charges related to alleged terrorist acts.
Police increased their patrols around a mosque in Margate on Sunday, a mosque where Izhar Khan, 24, once served as imam, or spiritual leader.
The U. S. Attorney’s office in South Florida arrested a Miami imam and two of his sons Saturday on charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization, officials said.