FORMER DECORATED U.S. MARINE FILES A $10 MILLION CLAIM AGAINST ATF FOR BEING WRONGFULLY PROSECUTED AND CALLED A 'TERRORIST AND TALIBAN' - TOP
PR Newswire, 2/11/09
TROY, Mich., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former decorated U.S. Marine Sergeant filed a 10 million dollar claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Friday, February 6, 2009 for being harassed and targeted because of his faith as a Muslim. Sgt. Affraz Mohammed was falsely accused, prosecuted, and later acquitted during court martial proceedings for allegedly attempting to purchase an unlicensed firearm.
During his wrongful prosecution, and because of his faith, Sgt. Mohammed was repeatedly harassed and tormented for being a Muslim and was repeatedly called a "Terrorist" and a "Taliban Marine." Sgt. Mohammed, who had an exemplary record with the Marines, was honorably discharged because he has been rendered disabled for suffering from extreme mental and emotional distress from the mental torture he had to endure.
Commenting on Sgt. Mohammed's ordeal, Mr. Shereef Akeel, his attorney said "This mistreatment of a decorated United States Marine who served his country with honors and distinction is shameful and simply unacceptable. This man should have been commended for protecting out borders with pride, not targeted because of his faith."