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(Fox News.com) – Religious visas allow foreign nationals in religious occupations to enter the United States and work for nonprofit religious organizations. Generally, the majority of religious visas have gone to Christian ministers. For the past five years, however, scores of Muslim clerics from countries such as Saudi Arabia , Jordan and Pakistan have been let in on religious visas. Once here, many make provocative comments.

“The reality is that radical Islamic clerics, and even terrorists, have used religious visas to come to the United States ,” Islamic terrorism expert Steven Emerson told FOX News. “It represents a clear and present danger to our security.” Upon arriving on a religious visa in California , Imam Wagdy Ghoneim preached support for suicide bombings. In Cleveland , Fawaz Damra praised the murder of Jews. In Tampa , Fla. , Islamic studies professor Mazen Al Najjar raised money for terrorists. “If 259 Pakistani imams are coming into this country,” said Stephen Schwartz, executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, “I would say that the probability is very high that the majority of them are financed by the Islamic extremist movement.” [Go To Full Story]