July 5th, 2010
09:20 PM ET

Imam leaves United States under plea deal in terror case

From CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti:

A New York imam who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents as they investigated an alleged terror plot left the United States on Monday as part of his plea deal, a government spokesman and the imam's attorney told CNN.

Imam Ahmad Afzali and his wife left on a 2 p.m. flight to live in Saudi Arabia, said Afzali's attorney, Ron Kuby.

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  1. me

    Let him fly back to Saudi Arabia, as soon as he gets off the plane, warm up the drone and stick a sidwinder missle thru the window of his awaiting car. Problem solved permenantly!

    July 7, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  2. peace2all

    Gotta say......Not real happy about releasing someone....anyone who was plotting massive terror attacks anywhere, but certainly, and importantly in my wonderful country, the United States of America.

    And again.....Why are we letting someone like this go....? I guess this Imam will live to plot more deaths of the infidels another day in his safe haven muslim countries....

    I hope this one will not come back to haunt us.....

    July 6, 2010 at 3:27 am |
    • Reality

      peace2all, even compliments get deleted by the moderators of this blog. Anyway once again, your comments were well written and I agree completely.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
    • peace2all

      @Reality....Yes, alot of postings seem to be getting deleted, not sure why...I have had dozens taken down...Oh well....

      THANK YOU.... for taking time to send me compliments on my postings..... I have seen some good ones from you too...


      July 8, 2010 at 2:32 am |
  3. Andy

    Why Muslim want to live in US ?
    Because, they want to improve their lives, despite the US are governed by kafir and infidel. And the most important one is to spread the words of Allah, and Islam.
    "Disbelievers' sins will be all forgiven for them when they embrace Islam (The Noble Quran, 8:38)"

    Why don't they live in Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan, or Bangladesh, or Indonesia ?
    Because, there are too many violence, bombing and murder. And the most important one is that because those nations are governed by Muslim.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:12 am |
    • VRN

      So Andy, the Muslims want to come to the US to improve their lives and spread Islam maybe to the point we are governed by Muslims instead of infidels. Then the US can have the violence, murder and bombings you have in the other Muslim lead countries. The Muslims always think the only way to peace is to first kill or convert anyone not following their religion. So the Muslim continues to push for more and more Muslimification of countries or creating a huge pure Muslim super state as the way to utopia on earth. Where the US "infidel country" as you call it works to allow various religions freedom, but also has to work against religion becoming part of the state and against violence caused in the name of religion. The US is a secular state and the vast majority of religious people would fight to keep it that way so all religions including their own is tolerated.

      July 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
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