CAIR-OH: DAMRA NOT HEARD FROM SINCE HIS DEPORTATION
Four days after Imam Fawaz Damra was deported to the Middle East, family and friends still have not heard from the former leader of Ohio’s largest mosque.
And today, friends fear Damra might have been detained some time between 4 and 5 a.m. Thursday, when the imam likely faced officials at an Israeli checkpoint while crossing the border to his Palestinian homeland.
“This is a complete mystery,” said Isam Zaiem, chairman of the Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Normally it takes about 24 hours to hear from someone after they’ve been de ported. But it’s as if the imam has vanished off the face of the Earth.”