....for Muhammed Masood and his family. According to an anonymous tip I received this morning, Masood's brother Hamid* (former imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester) has been busy travelling from Pakistan to Dubai, where he purchased two luxury condos, one for himself and one for his brother Masood.
Can you imagine how over-the-top a luxury condo in Dubai would be?? Wowee.
So did any of that money to buy condos in Dubai come from the Muslim American Society (MAS) fundraisers for Masood? MAS has held several fundraisers for Masood over the past two years now, including one held in Roxbury two weeks ago, down the street from the Islamic Society of Boston. I'd be mighty ticked off if I gave my hard-earned money to MAS and it went towards a luxury condo in Dubai for an admitted liar. Masood's attorneys filed a memorandum to the court in May 2008, saying that Masood had an income of -$961, and they requested that the court waive his fine. From a leafy 52-acre estate in Sharon to a luxury condo in Dubai? Not too shabby. I knew Masood would bounce back.
Most people convicted of lying repeatedly to federal agents and providing false information on their visa applications see jail time or are summarily deported. But not Masood. He gets repeated postponements, probation, a waive of his fine, a "voluntary departure" and now - reportedly - a luxury condo in Dubai. Where is the justice?
My previous postings on the Masood case here.
* Hamid skedaddled out of the U.S. in a mad hurry in June 2007. Gave himself a voluntary departure before things got hot for him. Hamid and Masood are, as Miss Kelly readers know, brothers of Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba, and a successor organization, Jamat ud-Dawa. More on Hafiz Saeed here. Hamid originally came to the U.S. in 2001 to attend the Harvard's Islamic Financing conference, reportedly assisted by S. Nazim Ali of Harvard.