(Got News) – Agitator Umar Lee was arrested last night during the Ferguson protests.
Lee, who is a Muslim radical, wrote the following to a critic in 2010: “i could cut your neck with the sword of islam, and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl.”
Lee, who is also a supporter of Bashar Assad, is raising money to go to Syria.
FSA just a less professional and effective version of ISIS. Playing on same team. It's Bashar or bin Laden. Choice is clear for civilized.
— Umar Lee (@STLAbuBadu) September 21, 2014
— Umar Lee (@STLAbuBadu) September 24, 2014
But last night Lee was arrested in front of the Ferguson police station so his Syria trip may have to wait.
@.STLAbuBadu Umar Lee is having an exciting night. pic.twitter.com/oxC8bIJJVI
— Annette (@Nettles18) September 26, 2014
Lee tweeted from the police van where he sat after his arrest.
I'm in a police van in the #ferguson pd parking lot. No idea why I was arrested, probably going to need bail money.
— Umar Lee (@STLAbuBadu) September 26, 2014
Despite — or perhaps because of — Lee’s radical views, Alderman Antonio French tweeted out his support. (UPDATED: GotNews previously labeled Antonio French as “state senator”)
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 26, 2014