Clarion Project Helped in the Arrest of Maryland ISIS-Linked Imam

Clarion Project Helped in the Arrest of Maryland ISIS-Linked Imam
Clarion Project Helped in the Arrest of Maryland ISIS-Linked Imam

A Maryland Imam who allegedly helped finance and plot an arsenal for an Islamic State jihadi in Detroit had been on the radar of the Clarion Project (CP) for months and the Clarion Project had shared information with the authorities, which assisted in his arrest.

The Imam, Suleiman Bengharsa, was being investigated by FBI agents for an alleged conspiracy involving Detroit terror suspect Sebastian Gregerson and believes he was plotting violent jihad with Bengharsa.

The Clarion Project, after the arrest, has now revealed from their Muslim sources that the cleric threatened a Muslim woman who criticized his extremism. The preacher, Imam Suleiman Anwar of the Islamic Jurisprudence Center (who is also known by his actual name of Suleiman Bengharsa), also sent her a “letter to America” that expressed his solidarity with ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban, perhaps by accident.

Ryan Mauro of CP stated, “As the Clarion Project wrote about yesterday, an imam in Maryland has been arrested for involvement in a pro-Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist plot, but he’s been on our radar for months.”

“We published the first article exposing him in July, prompting his mosque to label us as “anti-Islamic,” a rather dangerous label to have placed upon you by an ISIS supporter with over 1,000 Facebook “likes.”

Mauro reported that Bengharsa was not reckless enough to directly endorse the Islamic State by name, but he clearly acknowledged their declared “caliphate” as legitimate and praised its terrorism against the U.S. and Europe.

“There is no other way to interpret his statements. We provided this information and additional details to the proper authorities, “Mauro said. “We cannot say what kind of a role our information played in foiling the radical cleric’s alleged plot, if any. But, we can say that our stance against Islamism has not precluded us from having valuable Muslim allies who are eager to help protect all of us.”

The criminal complaint charges Sebastian Gregerson, 29, was due to having unregistered possession of a destructive device and unlicensed receipt of explosive materials.

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