Why was al-Arian Imprisoned?

He said today: “Why and when was al-Arian important? Why did a rogue prosecutor in Virginia seek to keep him in jail? The answers go back more than a decade, when Israel’s Likudniks in the United States, such as [journalist] Steve Emerson, were working feverishly to undermine the Oslo peace process. … Al-Arian (unlike any terrorist I’ve heard about) was vigorously trying to communicate with our government and its leaders. He was being successful, making speeches to intelligence and military commanders at MacDill AFB’s Central Command, inviting the FBI and other officials to attend meetings of his groups. People were beginning to listen and to wonder why only one side of the Middle East debate was heard here. >>>>>

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