Said Jaziri, a 43 year old hardline Muslim cleric was busted curled up in a ball in the trunk of a BMW near the Mexican border south of San Diego, California.
Jaziri came to prominence in 2006 when he called for the murder of a Danish cartoonist that drew a rendering of the prophet Mohammed.
After eventually making his way to southern Mexico from Europe, Jaziri took a bus to Tijuana where he paid smugglers $5,000 to get to somewhere safe in America.
No word yet on what he had planned.
From the Daily Mail:
U.S. border guards got a surprise when they searched a Mexican BMW and found a hardline Muslim cleric – banned from France and Canada – curled up in the boot.
Said Jaziri, who called for the death of a Danish cartoonist that drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed, was being smuggled into California when he was arrested, along with his driver Kenneth Robert Lawler.
The 43-year-old was deported from Canada to his homeland Tunisia in 2007 after it emerged he had lied on his refugee application about having served jail time in France.
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