Agitator Umar Lee was arrested last night during the Ferguson protests.
Lee, who is a Muslim radical, wrote the following to a critic in 2010: “i could cut your neck with the sword of islam, and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl.”
Lee, who is also a supporter of Bashar Assad, is raising money to go to Syria.
FSA just a less professional and effective version of ISIS. Playing on same team. It's Bashar or bin Laden. Choice is clear for civilized.
— Umar Lee (@PenofUmar) September 21, 2014
— Umar Lee (@PenofUmar) September 24, 2014
But last night Lee was arrested in front of the Ferguson police station so his Syria trip may have to wait.
Lee tweeted from the police van where he sat after his arrest.
I'm in a police van in the #ferguson pd parking lot. No idea why I was arrested, probably going to need bail money.
— Umar Lee (@PenofUmar) September 26, 2014
Despite — or perhaps because of — Lee’s radical views, Alderman Antonio French tweeted out his support. (UPDATED: GotNews previously labeled Antonio French as “state senator”)
h/t: Solvent Gay Media
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