After facing an 11-year-long witch-hunt, US District Judge Anthony J. Trenga finally signed an order on Friday 27 June dismissing the indictment and dropping all charges against Florida professor, Dr Sami al-Arian.

Dr al-Arian was wrongfully accused of being a supporter of terrorism in Palestine and constantly vilified and hounded by Islamophobes in the US. He was victimized for his political support for Palestinians and raising awareness of the plight of people living in hardship in Gaza.

Muslim leaders  in the US who have campaigned to raise the awareness among Americans of the plight of Palestinians suffering against Israeli occupation have constantly been hounded by the supporters of Israel. Similarly Aid organisations helping the needy in Gaza and other occupied areas in Palestine have been now and then accused of helping terrorists and dragged to courts in order to stop their humanitarian works. (CI)