Terrorist’s father buried in Florida

14 June 2004: Hundreds Gather For Islamic Leader’s Burial In South Florida; FBI Suspects Leader’s Son To Be Terrorist

More than 600 men and boys stood shoulder to shoulder and whispered prayers to Allah as they buried Gulshair El Shukrijumah, a revered Islamic leader, Saturday.

El Shukrijumah died Friday after suffering a series of strokes in the last year.

His son, Adnan El Shukrijumah, is accused by the FBI as being a terrorist.

Just weeks ago, Attorney General John Ashcroft singled out the younger El Shukrijumah as a terror suspect who could effectively carry out attacks because of his knowledge of English and the United States.

The elder El Shukrijumah was fired from his Miramar mosque after the accusations about his son emerged.

A native of Guyana, El Shukrijumah retired to Florida after 10 years of leading a Brooklyn mosque that was attended by at least one suspect from the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

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