Gordon Kromberg, assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
No U.S. prosecutor has a more valiant and courageous record of opposing radical Islam than Gordon Kromberg, assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. I have mentioned him in a couple of weblog entries for his work in putting away Randall Royer ("CAIR's Legal Tribulations
") and Ali al-Timimi ("Islam vs. Radical Islam in the U.S. Courtroom
"). Now, he deserves special mention for his a statement he made while investigating the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a northern Virginia think tank.
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)
Related Topics: Islamic law (Shari'a), Muslims in the United States
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