Radical Imam Ibrahim Dremali and Wife Arrested in Texas
October 18, 2010
October 18- Militant Islam Monitor-Imam Ibrahim Dremali and his wife Safaa Eissa have been arrested in Texas on immigration charges. According to the warrant Dremali and his wife have been charged with conspiracy and fraud in the immigration process.http://iowaindependent.com/45265/former-des-moines-imam-arrested-on-immigration-related-charges
Given Dremali's radical history as Imam of the Boca Raton Islamic Center one has to wonder if the immigration charges are the easiest way to arrest Dremali for other infractions. He is currently on a "no fly" list. He left his post as Imam in Boca Raton for Des Moines, Iowa just ahead of the arrest of one of his congregants, Rafiq Sabir, who was given a 25 year sentence for plotting to provide material aid to Al Qaeda.http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3267
Dremali himself has said that it is incumbent upon Muslims to be martyrs. At a 2000 anti Israel rally at which Israeli flags were burned and participants shouted "With Jihad we'll reclaim our land – Zionist blood will wet the sand". Dremali told the crowd "not to be sad for those who were martyred and to not be afraid to die for what they believe in".http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/508
In a 2006 TV interview about the Mohammed cartoon controversy Dremali ,draped in a keffiyah (checkered headscarf) told the interviewer:
" Prophet Mohammed, praise be unto him, to us, he's more valuable than even our own lives, own kids. God is No. 1 and then Mohammed. When they attack him, they attack the whole of Muslim -- 1.9 billion Muslims," Dremali said."
In 1996 Dremali was detained by the Israeli Defense Forces and told he could not leave Gaza.
Dremali has also appeared in court as an expert/character witness for Adham Hassoun, an individual that was arrested in part for raising thousands of dollars for the Benevolence Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, two terrorist charities shut down by the United States on the same day. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/Printable.aspx?ArtId=18067
Dremali's brother was the "Gaza Coordinator" of The Health Resource Center Palestine" a Hamas linked charity which was shut down due to it's terrorism ties.
According to Discover the Networks:.
"Dremali was educated at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, which serves as the institutional headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Azhar University is also notable because the school's Grand Imam, Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, hasissued fatwas advocating violence against America." http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1113
Muslims nationwide have started a campaign to free Dremali together with the Saudi funded front group for Hamas, The Council on American Islamic relations disingenuously claiming that he is a moderate. In it's Action Alert CAIR has threatened that the Dremali arrest "will keep them [Muslims] from speaking out against extremists or acts of terror committed in the name of Islam."
They are enlisting the help of Democratic Senator Tom Harkin who they claim is an ally of Dremali's.
"Senator Harkin has appeared with and supported Imam Dremali in many events and endeavors, and on occasion voiced his appreciation of the work Imam Ibrahim Dremali has made his life's work. We ask that Senator Harkin intercede IMMEDIATELY to stop this miscarriage of justice, and the possible death sentence for Imam Dremali."http://muslimmatters.org/2010/10/16/action-alert-sh-ibrahim-dremali-and-wife-arrested/
In an article entitled "Deconstructing Ibrahim Dremali" William Mayer and this writer concluded that "... unrelenting scrutiny is all that Dremali and his ilk deserve." http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/581
Let us hope that this is what lead to Dremali's arrest and that he will finally be exposed for the extremist that he is.
MIM: Dremali Update:
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