Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'Activist' sentenced to prison, but not before endorsing Obama

The New York Times (via Patriot Missive):

A Muslim activist and frequent critic of the Los Angeles police was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to bribe a witness in a criminal case involving his daughter. The activist, Najee Ali, 45, was sentenced Monday. A two-year sentence was doubled because of a robbery conviction in 1992, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney. Mr. Ali was a gang member before converting to Islam and founding the group Project Islamic Hope...

The Project Islamic HOPE website features a photo of Barack Obama with Najee Ali and a ringing endorsement of "change we can believe in".

Somehow I don't think this is helping.

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