By: Dan LevyALBANY – Eight years ago, on August 4, 2004, FBI agents in Albany took a Muslim religious leader and a pizza shop owner into custody, charging them with conspiracy and money laundering in a scheme that allegedly supported a foreign terrorist organization.
Those men were convicted and sent to prison.
On Saturday night, supporters took part in a march to say, those men are not forgotten.
After the highly publicized FBI sting operation , Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain were sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison. To this day, many people believe the government targeted them because they are Muslim, entrapped them, and took their lives away. the entire article