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Published:February 22nd, 2012 19:01 EST
Iowa Mosque Spy 'Betrayed' by FBI / Muslim

Iowa Mosque Spy 'Betrayed' by FBI / Muslim

By SOP newswire2

A sense of betrayal has hung over the Islamic Center of Des Moines since members learned the man they knew as Rafik Alvi was there neither to worship nor even Muslim. He was Arvinder Singh, and by his subsequent confession, was there to infiltrate them.

Singh disclosed in this column Aug. 8 that he had spied on local Muslims for the FBI, which then betrayed him. "They woke up a little bit in every mosque and they had a little chat about it," said Hamed Baig, president of the Islamic Center.

The Muslims say the FBI had no reason to infiltrate the mosque because no one there is a terrorist. The one arrest of a member that someone can recall during the period was for working without a permit.

"If there is anybody with terrorist activity, we will report them ourselves," said member Basim Bakri, a Jordanian-born U.S. citizen. "Instead they go and black label all the Muslims as terrorists."

Source: CAIR