Latest update: September 12th, 2012
The SABA mosque has been under scrutiny for its perceived connections to Hezbollah and the Iranian regime. The imam who replaced Labboun, Nabi Raza Abidi, has been repeatedly denied permanent residency status in the United States and his re-entry into this country was blocked by the State Department last year. The ban was later lifted, but Abidi and the SABA mosque remain a focus of concern regarding increasing Hezbollah support in the United States.
The fear that Iran will respond to any attack on its nuclear weaponry development facilities through terror cells planted in countries that are allied with the attackers continues to raise the chatter about Hezbollah infiltration in the United States.
This rap video created by Labboun’s supporters during his trial, is highly critical of the US and Israel:
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.
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