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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on arrest of South Florida imams

The Miami Republican and chair of the House Foreign Affairs committee calls Saturday's arrest of 6 South Floridians on charges on conspiracy that "yet another indication that the threat posed to the U.S. and other free nations by violent Islamist extremists did not end with the killing of bin Laden; that the war against enemies of freedom continues.

"It also highlights the need for the U.S. to receive more cooperation from Pakistan to counter this threat," Ros-Lehtinen said.

The FBI Saturday arrested a 76-year-old Muslim cleric on charges of conspiring with four other family members and a Pakistani man to finance the terrorist activities of the Taliban rebels in Pakistan — including sending at least $50,000 through American banks to the insurgents for guns, training, schools and other resources to carry out violent attacks against U.S. forces and allies in that region.

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