US prosecutors charged Al-Moayad with providing money and weapons to Al-Qaeda and Hamas, and with recruiting new members for these groups.
A US court sentenced Al-Moayad in 2005 to 75 years in prison and Zayed to 45 years over alleged financial support to Al-Qaeda. The two men were incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. “He (Al-Moayad) is an innocent prisoner, the judiciary of the country that has arrested him conspired against him has acquitted him, your duty is to exert your effort at your disposal,” Sheikh Abdulmajeed Al-Zendani said.
Protesters carried banners condemning the continued detention of the two men and demanded their repatriation to their country. “Obama! We need action, not just words,” read one placard. The rally was attended by leaders from the ruling and opposition parties.
Oh, Mr. President. Appeasement merely begets more demands for appeasement. It will never be enough.