Imam Who Said Ayaan Hirsi Ali Deserved Death Penalty Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Muslim Classes To Federal Prisoners

From The Daily Caller:

An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison.

According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md.

The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide the inmates “leadership and guidance.” One of the contracts is dated Feb. 20, 2014, and the other is dated Dec. 8, 2014.

(via Friendly Atheist)

Boston minister who preached against violence shoots teen in head


A Boston youth minister who worked for city schools was charged Thursday with attempted murder after he shot a high school student who was selling marijuana for him, authorities said.

The 17-year-old student, who was shot in the back of the head, is expected to survive, prosecutors said.

Rev. Shaun Harrison, 55, was arraigned in Municipal Court in Boston and pleaded not guilty to several charges, The Associated Press reported. He was ordered held on $250,000 bail.

After his arrest, officials said, Harrison was fired from his job at Boston English High School running substance abuse and anger management programs. He was known in the community for anti-violence efforts and working to keep youngsters out of trouble.

Authorities are also investigating whether Harrison had ties to an illegal drug-dealing operation, and whether the boy he shot worked as a dealer in that operation,