Florida Imam Takes Stand, Denies Taliban Terrorist Connection

Muslim cleric who lives in South Florida is denying any connection to the Pakistani Taliban terrorist organization

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    Testifying in his own defense, an elderly Muslim cleric who lives in South Florida is denying any connection to the Pakistani Taliban terrorist organization.

    Seventy-seven-year-old Hafiz Khan took the witness stand Tuesday in a Miami federal courtroom. Khan declared he is innocent of U.S. charges that he sent at least $50,000 to help finance Taliban fighters. Khan says he is a proud U.S. citizen.

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    Khan has been jailed since his May 2011 arrest on four terrorism support-related charges. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.
     
    Khan took the stand after defense lawyers were unable to restore a video link to witnesses testifying from Pakistan. That link was mysteriously cut last week.

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    Hours after a federal judge dismissed terrorism support and conspiracy charges against him, a young Muslim cleric on Thursday said he hopes his father similarly is cleared of such charges. The acquitted man, Izhar Khan, is interviewed alongside his laywer, Joseph Rosenbaum. NBC 6 reporter Christina Hernandez has the story.

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    Charges were previously dropped against two of Khan's sons in the U.S.