I want to point out the would be terrorists were not pious Muslims. The local papers have plenty
of repeated references to drinking beer while planning Jihad against Jews. They had prior well established criminal tendencies and one probably was legally insane.
Author Stephen Schwartz has pointed out that the Imams in prison need to be scrutinized before selection. Would we accept a White power pastor that preached killing Blacks and Jews on the public payroll. This is not to say that prisoners who are Muslim should be denied a cleric. However,
clerics on the public payroll have an obligation to respect the laws of the nation that pays their check. Federal employees do not have free speech protections while doing their job and these clerics need to be held to similar standards.