"Two Bostonians expanded the debate on immigration rights to the Web last week as they created an online petition in support of the recent arrests of local Muslim leaders. Imams Hafiz Muhammed Masood of the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon and Hafiz Abdul Hannan of the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford, along with Masood’s 24-year-old son, Hassan, were released on bail from the Plymouth County House of Correction last Tuesday. The Pakistan natives were among 33 individuals taken into custody around the country as part of an ongoing investigation into a visa fraud scheme."
The petition simply supports the ICE officials for doing their job and enforcing the law. Naturally, we are accused of fostering Islamophobia:
"Yet Barry D. Hoffman, Consulate General of Pakistan in Boston for New England, said these bloggers are just adding to the “tremendous amount of hysteria” against Muslims. “As far as these bloggers go, where do they think their grandparents came from?”
Thank you for asking. My great-grandparents came here from Clare Galway and Cork, Ireland. Legally. They didn't come here fraudulently nor did they pay off anyone.
By the way, we keep seeing a photos in the newspapers of the smiling Imam Masood (left photo). Why aren't the newspapers printing the photo of Muhammed Khalil (right photo), the man doing jail time who allegedly brought Imams Masood and Hannan here fraudulently?
BTW #2, Hannan is Masood's brother-in-law. Such a small world!