LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Three South Florida men, one of whom was apprehended in Los Angeles, have been charged with providing about $45,000 in financial support to the Pakistani Taliban, which the State Department has designated as a terrorist organization.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami announced Saturday the arrests of Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan and sons Irfan Khan and Izhar Khan.

CBS Miami reports that 37-year-old Irfan Khan, who is a U.S. citizen, is expected to make his first court appearance in a federal court in Los Angeles  on Monday. He is being held at the Metropolitan detention center.

Hafiz Khan is the imam at Miami Mosque, also known as Flagler Mosque, and Izhar Khan is the imam at Jamaat Al-Mumineen Mosque in nearby Margate. Officials say the mosques are not suspected of wrongdoing.

Authorities say they have recorded conversations in which Hafiz Khan supported violence perpetrated by the Pakistani Taliban.

If convicted, the men face 15 years in prison for each of the four counts.

Attempts to reach the men, their attorneys and their mosques were unsuccessful.

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Comments (7)
  1. Play ball! says:

    Hang on to your hats folks,

    This is going to be a wild ride. These people are all over the US, and have been for years. Just waiting for the right time to hit hard. We the people should wake up and smell the aribica. It is not a game of politics any more, it is our lives and our childrens lives. When you have someone hidding behind the islamic religon such as the imam and his family all over the US contriving against the US here in the US, it’s time to play hardball with them. You play or you pay, that simple.

    Play ball!

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Pull out ALL Coalition and US troops and sit back and watch the MUSHROOM CLOUD. Then invite the rest of our enemies to get in line because The Community leader BIN NOBAMA has grown a pair of stones and not willing to take any more stuff off of any one.

  2. Ticoon says:

    no you need to smell the afron

  3. Anthonyd Smith says:

    They make it seem like this the ONLY one that”s out there. You haven’t heard nothing yet. For all we know, it might be one around the corner from your friendly neighborhood police station. Talk about national security!

  4. Borsia Novak says:

    After they serve time all three should be bounced out of the country permanently, including the one with citizenship. Since he loves his Taliban so much he and any family he has can go and live with them.

  5. simon goldfarb says:

    The Islamist Dogs of Satan (the false God Allah) will burn in Hell. The final Armageddon is upon us.

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