New Federal Indictments Against Mosque Leaders

From Times Wire Reports

A federal grand jury in Albany has issued new indictments against two mosque leaders who are charged with conspiring to support terrorists, prosecutors said.

Yassin M. Aref and Mohammed M. Hossain were charged last year with supporting terrorists in a money laundering scheme.

The new indictments include more specific allegations that the pair attempted to provide support to Jaish-e-Mohammed, an Islamic extremist group based in Pakistan that is on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

Aref, 35, is the imam of the Masjid as-Salam mosque in Albany.


Hossain, 50, is a founder of Masjid as-Salam.