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Imprisoned local imam being moved around

Aref given no reason, destination by federal prison officials

Yassin Aref looks at a copy of his book while in a federal prison in Terre Haute.
Yassin Aref looks at a copy of his book while in a federal prison in Terre Haute.
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The first indication Yassin Aref’s friends and family had that his status had changed was the arrival of a box of his books. The books were sent to Jeanne Finley, one of Aref’s friends. There was no note of explanation, and the box had been mailed by one of Aref’s fellow inmates, rather than Aref himself. “I began to realize something was going on,” Finley said. Some details soon emerged. Aref, the Albany imam convicted ...

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January 13, 2013
8:13 p.m.

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man, I get a chuckle out of your comments! I'm sure most think that they are assinine, but we still have freedom of speech, don't we? or is that one of those amendments that we can get rid of, like the 2nd? Schumer says that no amendment is set in stone; maybe we could pass an amendment to get rid of amendments when they don't serve the purpose of the government controllers; maybe we could pass an amendment that says that highly paid GE guys can't have a pension of what, $89K a month, while the lowly paid retiree gets maybe $2K a month? absurdity at its best! I remember when the POTUS made $100K a year, now we have police getting that!; life is grand, ain't it!