Muslim Clergy Man Denied Bail in Oregon

September 11, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On September 11, 2002 The New York Times reported  that a "Muslim clergyman arrested by a federal terrorism task force on Sunday as he tried to board a plane to the Middle East was denied bail... after a customs inspector testified that two of his bags had contained traces of explosives... The clergyman, Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, a naturalized American citizen from Somalia, is being held on two charges of Social Security fraud... More than 100 people from mosques around the Pacific Northwest turned out today in support of Mr. Kariye, saying he was a peaceful man caught up in a cultural misunderstanding."