Los Angeles Times
U. S. says imam hid radical ties
U. S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregonimam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups.
In a petition filed in federal court in Portland, the Justice Department says Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Government lawyers say Kariye for a time “dealt directly” with Osama bin Laden and recruited sympathizers in the United States and Pakistan for an Al Qaeda precursor known as Maktab al Khidamat.