‘Palestinian-born’ Ohio Imam Guilty of Lying About Terrorism

The “palestinian-born” leader of Ohio’s largest mosque was convicted Thursday of lying about his connections to terrorist organizations when he applied for U.S. citizenship.

Fawaz Damra, imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, showed no emotion as the verdict was read in federal court.

Prosecutors claimed that Damra, 41, concealed ties to Afghan Refugee Services, the Islamic Committee for Palestine and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, groups the government classifies as terrorist organizations.

He could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, stripped of his citizenship and deported for providing false information to become a citizen in 1994.

‘Palestinian-born’ Ohio Imam Guilty of Lying About Terrorism

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