After Arrest of Imams, Florida's Muslim Community Shaken

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Miami Mosque, also known as Flagler Mosque, is photographed May 14, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

In the first major case of homegrown terrorism in this post-Osama bin Laden era, six people were indicted by the FBI for funneling around $50,000 to terrorists in Pakistan. Two of those arrested were imams from south Florida. Nearly ten years out from the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, we evaluate how the relationship between federal law enforcement officials and Muslim communities has evolved in order to more effectively work together to prevent homegrown terrorism. Asad Ba-Yunus, a former Miami-Dade assistant state attorney who now serves as legal adviser for the Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations.


Asad Ba-Yunus

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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May. 17 2011 04:03 PM
D.L.McNamara from Staten Island, NY

Enough with the rah rah Islam. The portrayal of mosque goers as clueless and naive regarding their imam's ideology and use of funds is not believable. This is a small intimate mosque - not some mega mosque where one might not personally know the imam.

May. 17 2011 10:36 AM

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