Breaking News: Terror Suspect Convicted in Boston
|Children making “Free Tarek” signs at Islamic Center of Worcester|
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq at a “Free Tarek” demonstration.
Most vocal and extreme in support of Mehanna has been the president of the umbrella Muslim group in New England, the Islamic Council of New England, Imam Abdullah Faaruuq.
Despite Imam Faaruuq’s extremism, he enjoys a prominent position in Boston. He has had a close relationship with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and appeared at events with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and John Kerry.
|Imam Faaruuq leading MA Gov. Patrick in prayer|
|Imam Faaruuq at a groundbreaking ceremony with Mayor Menino and Sen. John Kerry|
|Imam Faaruuq embracing MA Gov. Deval Patrick.|
APT calls on Massachusetts civic and political leaders to disassociate themselves from radical Muslim leaders and to denounce Imam Faaruuq’s activism on behalf of convicted terrorists. The guilty verdict against Mehanna is a welcome development and APT thanks the U.S. Attorney’s office for a skilled prosecution and for steadfastness in the face of extremist pressure.