Bernard Kerik Tweets Against Ground Zero Mosque From Jail
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.