Years ago, Iqbal Unus helped establish some of the largest Muslim organization in the United States. He has been a U.S. citizen for decades and has never been back to his native Pakistan. In 2002, the institute where he works and his home were among the targets of raids by law enforcement officials looking for evidence of financing of terrorism. He was never charged, but he has not been formally cleared.
Iqbal Unus, director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Herndon, came to the United States from Pakistan in 1970 and has been a U.S. citizen for 30 years. Unus helped launch some of the largest Muslim organizations in the United States. In 2002, law enforcement agents raided the institute, Unus's home, and the businesses and homes of other Muslims in the area in a search for evidence of terrorism financing. None of the institute’s leaders were charged, but they have not been formally cleared, either. Jahi Chikwendiu/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo