Imam, son in U.S. court over Pakistani Taliban charges.

A 76-year-old Florida imam and his son were ordered on…

A 76-year-old Florida imam and his son were ordered on Monday to appear next week in a U.S. federal court where they face charges of providing support for the Pakistani Taliban.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Garber scheduled a May 23 pre-detention hearing for Pakistan-born Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the imam, or spiritual leader, of the Miami Mosque, and his son Izhar Khan, 24, who is also an imam at another mosque in Florida.

The two accused, who were making their first court appearance in Miami since being arrested on Saturday, will be kept in custody until their next court appearance, Garber ordered. Both are U.S. citizens.
The defense lawyer for Hafiz Khan said his client intended to plead not guilty.

Source: Shurna Robbins for Reuters.

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