Lost Liberty: Another Local Imam Faces Questions and Suspicion

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


In the 18 years Dr. Moniem El-Ganayni has held a security clearance at Bettis Laboratory in West Mifflin, his superiors have never questioned his work ethic or his loyalty to this nation.

The 57-year-old Egyptian-born nuclear scientist is a devout Muslim and co-founder of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland. He was also the imam at the state prison in Forest County for five months last year.