Bernard Kerik Tweets Against Ground Zero Mosque From Jail

By Patrick Hedlund on July 23, 2010 3:20pm | Updated on July 24, 2010 8:24am

Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik came out against a proposed mosque near ground zero.
Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik came out against a proposed mosque near ground zero.
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By Patrick Hedlund

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN — Jailed former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik tweeted against the proposed Ground Zero mosque this week — from prison.

Kerik, who is currently serving a four-year prison term on corruption charges, somehow sent out a tweet a link from behind bars to an article on his blog on July 22 decrying the attempt to bring a Muslim religious center to lower Manhattan.

The blog post reproduces an article from Newsmax.com saying that the mosque would be “a permanent beachhead for Shariah being use [sic] to defile ground zero, and symbolize America’s defeat at the hands of her enemies.”

The tweet was all the more unusual given that the one-time top cop is currently inside federal jail in Maryland supposedly with no Internet access, Salon.com reported.

A prison official told the news site that Kerik's family members probably posted the items online.

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