Muhammad Salah


Age: 62

Palestinian-American board member of the Mosque Foundation in suburban Chicago, Illinois who fought off charges that he supported the Palestinian fundamentalist organization Hamas and was classified as a specially designated terrorist by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1990's, who was imprisoned in Israel for more than four years after $95,000 was found in his East Jerusalem hotel room that police said was to bankroll terrorism (he contended the money was for humanitarian purposes) and pleaded guilty to charges of providing support to Hamas extremists whose lawyers said the confession was coerced by days of sleep deprivation and physical abuse before he was released in 1997, who was also tried and acquitted of racketeering conspiracy for his alleged support of Hamas but was convicted of obstruction for lying under the oath about the fatal Hamas shooting of an American teenager in a 1996 drive-by shooting on Israel's West Bank after a federal judge sentenced him to 21 months in prison.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: May 30, 1953

Died: April 24, 2016

Bridgeview, Illinois