An attorney for a South Florida Muslim cleric accused of supporting the Taliban in Pakistan has asked the judge to release his client from jail until his trial.
Several South Florida community organizations will be protesting outside of a Margate mosque Tuesday evening. The protesters want the mosque shut down after its imam was charged with conspiracy to finance the Taliban.
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 Muslim clerics, charged with providing financial support to the Pakistani Taliban, have been denied bail in federal court in Miami.
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.
A soldier from South Florida was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.