Gordon Kromberg, assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Kromberg called Sami Al-Arian (the former University of South Florida professor who pleaded guilty in April 2006 to providing support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad) to testify before a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va.. Al-Arian's attorney resisted, wanting Kromberg to delay Al-Arian's transfer until after Ramadan. To this, Kromberg replied, according to a court motion filed by Al-Arian's attorney, referring to Islamists:
If they can kill each other during Ramadan, they can appear before the grand jury; all they can't do is eat before sunset. I believe Mr. Al Arian's request is part of the attempted Islamization of the American justice system. I am not going to put off Dr. Al Arian's grand jury appearance just to assist in what is becoming the Islamization of America.
Postscript: Kromberg did call Al-Arian, and questioned him on Oct. 19 about his knowledge of IIIT. Al-Arian refused to answer and was found in contempt of court. (November 10, 2006)