Yemeni American cleric faces new charges [Archives:2004/728/Local News]

April 12 2004

American Muslim leader of Yemeni origin, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, was arraigned on new charges last week before Judge Claude M. Hilton in the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Virginia, USA.
The new charges center on Mr. Alamoudi's travels to Libya, and an alleged failure of disclosure by Mr. Alamoudi during his naturalization process.
“This is still a classic case of selective prosecution and the government's legal hair-splitting,” said Mahdi Bray, Executive Director of Freedom Foundation of the Muslim American Society, which is a Washington-based national grassroots religious, social, and educational organization.
“They want to vilify the defendant in the eyes of the court through legalistic terror-baiting,” said Bray. “It is reprehensible that the government would do this, but unfortunately, these are the signs of our times.
“Our community and the American public must not give in to the climate of prejudice and hysteria.”
Mr. Alamoudi's hearing is scheduled for May 7th, 2004.