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  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested

    01/27/2010 2:07:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Holy Land Foundation Representative Arrested United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today that Mohamad Mustapha Ali Masfaka, a 47-year-old native of Syria, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when he attempted to enter the United States from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. Mr. Masfaka made his initial appearance in federal court in Detroit on an Indictment charging him with Attempted Naturalization Fraud, False Statements, and Perjury. Joining in the announcement was Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations for Ohio and Michigan...
  • The Jihad Cash Spigot

    06/23/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 297+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 23, 2009
    Homeland Security: Recognizing that money is the mother's milk of terrorism, the U.S. cracked down on charitable fronts after 9/11. The new administration thinks it went too far.In fact, it's hinting at loosening restrictions, a move that threatens to reopen the financial pipeline between several Muslim charities and overseas terrorists that Treasury shut off after 9/11. Left-wing activists, meanwhile, are helping convince the public the charities deserve a second chance. On the heels of President Obama's Cairo speech, in which he suggested relaxing Treasury anti-terror "rules," the ACLU published a well-timed report slamming those very rules. It makes a point...
  • ACLU Fight for Muslim Right to Fund Terrorism

    06/23/2009 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 6 replies · 357+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 23 Jun 09 | John Stephenson
    Recently the ACLU released a report on Muslim charities, many of which were proven terrorist funding fronts. In the report the ACLU falsely creates victims where none exist and once again exaggerate their favorite target of vilification, the U.S. government. According to the ACLU the evil American empire are stomping on the rights of Muslims to donate money to charities acting as front groups funding terrorist activities. It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) – that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the...
  • ACLU Recommendations Would Mean 'More Money for Hamas'

    06/23/2009 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 322+ views
    SNIPPET: "The American Civil Liberties Union released a report June 16 (together with a You Tube video) attacking the U.S. government's efforts to shut down terrorist-financing charities. The report was based on 120 interviews, 115 of which were conducted with Muslim community leaders and other Muslims "directly affected by" U.S. government policies regarding the charities. It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) – that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation and other charities accused of raising money for terrorist...
  • President Obama to American Muslims: I will ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of charities

    06/07/2009 7:57:54 AM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 694+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/06/09
    Tucked away in President Obama's historic speech in Cairo Thursday was a promise to American Muslims to ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of their charities. "Rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat," said Obama, referring to the Muslim obligation to be charitable. A Treasury Department spokeswoman, Natalie Wyeth, described an increased effort to talk with the groups, to "help them protect against terrorist abuse of charity and to refine the guidance surrounding charitable giving." Ever...
  • Obama to American Muslims: I Will Ease the Impact of post-9/11 Scrutiny of Charities

    06/06/2009 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 32 replies · 1,553+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | June 6Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    In Obama's Cairo speech he stated that he was going to help American Muslims help fulfill their obligations to zakat, or giving to charities. This is one of the five pillars of Islam. Apparently the fact that millions of dollars donated to Islamic charities ends up in the hands of Islamic terrorists does not matter to Mr.Obama
  • President Obama to American Muslims: I will ease the impact of post 9/11 scrutiny of charities

    06/05/2009 1:58:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 162 replies · 6,088+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/5/09 | Michael Saul
    Tucked away in President Obama's historic speech in Cairo Thursday was a promise to American Muslims to ease the impact of post-9/11 scrutiny of their charities. "Rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That's why I'm committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat," said Obama, referring to the Muslim obligation to be charitable
  • Ghassan Elashi -- CAIR Founder--sentenced to 65 yrs for support of terrorism

    05/28/2009 2:20:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 31 replies · 1,539+ views
    FBI Dallas ^ | 27 May 09 | FBI
    Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. All defendants are presently in federal custody. “Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and local levels....
  • Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case

    05/27/2009 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,322+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization Today, in federal court in Dallas, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. "Today's sentences mark the culmination of many years of painstaking investigative and prosecutorial work at the federal, state and...
  • Judge threatens sanctions over gov't wiretapping

    05/22/2009 1:01:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 971+ views
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- A federal judge is threatening to severely sanction the Obama Administration for withholding a top secret document he ordered turned over to lawyers suing the government over its warrantless wiretapping program. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco has ordered Justice Department lawyers to court June 3 to tell him why he shouldn't award damages to the now-defunct Oregon arm of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation.
  • Court Upholds Searches Of Muslim Groups in Va.

    05/08/2009 9:57:04 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2009 | Jerry Markon
    An appeals court yesterday upheld the legality of federal raids on a Herndon-based network of Muslim charities, businesses and think tanks, a case that caused a firestorm in the Muslim community. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the March 2002 raids on homes and business in Herndon and elsewhere in Northern Virginia were "a harrowing experience" for the targets but did not violate their constitutional rights. The court said agents exercised "lawful force" in drawing their guns and handcuffing a family whose home was searched. Federal agents carted away hundreds of boxes of documents during the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Leader/Terror Supporter Running For VA Legislature

    04/29/2009 11:41:29 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 383+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 4/29/09 | The Lid
    Esam Omeish is trying to get the Democratic Party nomination to represent the 35th district in the Virginia state legislature. Omeish, has a unique background, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS) he serves as a leader of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in the United States: In May 2005, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross reported in The Weekly Standard that MAS is a U.S. front group for the Muslim Brotherhood -- a claim supported by a September 19, 2004 Chicago Tribune story -- and, as such, wishes to see the United States governed by sharia, or Islamic law. "The message that all...
  • Experts: D.C. ‘fertile ground’ for financing of terrorism (Legal Immigration)

    03/02/2009 6:44:43 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 542+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | Bill Myers | DC Examiner
    Dr. Nagaratnam Ranjithan has spent decades building a thriving medical practice in Maryland as a kidney specialist. Federal authorities say he has also helped finance Asian death squads. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of Ranjithan’s Tamil Foundation, alleging that the money he has raised for Sri Lanka has actually gone to help the Tamil Tigers, a group that the State Department says is a terrorist organization. The Tigers have been blamed for thousands of civilian deaths. Ranjithan says his group is suffering from guilt by association. “Even the federal government hasn’t accused me of directly...
  • Unindicted co-conspirator in terror funding case complains about FBI informants in mosques

    02/28/2009 6:52:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 713+ views
    "Unindicted co-conspirator in terror funding case complains about FBI informants in mosques" SNIPPET: "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A Muslim advocacy organization said Friday that American Muslims are feeling "anger, disillusionment and mistrust" toward the FBI in the aftermath of reports that it used an informant to infiltrate Southland mosques. "The American Muslim community has never wavered from its commitment to keeping America safe, nor has it hesitated from cooperating with various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, in ensuring the security of all U.S. citizens," the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a statement."
  • Obama's efforts to block a judicial ruling on Bush's illegal eavesdropping

    02/28/2009 11:20:39 AM PST · by DBCJR · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Salon ^ | Saturday Feb. 28, 2009 06:43 EST
    The Obama DOJ's embrace of Bush's state secrets privilege in the Jeppesen (torture/rendition) case generated substantial outrage, and rightly so. But it's now safe to say that far worse is the Obama DOJ's conduct in the Al-Haramain case -- the only remaining case against the Government with any real chance of resulting in a judicial ruling on the legality of Bush's NSA warrantless eavesdropping program. Here's the first paragraph from the Wired report on Friday's appellate ruling, which refused the Obama DOJ's request to block a federal court from considering key evidence when deciding whether Bush broke the law in...
  • Court rejects Obama bid to stop wiretapping suit

    02/27/2009 8:06:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 58 replies · 2,552+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/27/9 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Obama administration has lost its argument that a potential threat to national security should stop a lawsuit challenging the government's warrantless wiretapping program. A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Justice Department's request for an emergency stay in a case involving a defunct Islamic charity. Yet government lawyers signaled they would continue fighting to keep the information secret, setting up a new showdown between the courts and the White House over national security. The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, claimed national security would be compromised if a lawsuit brought...
  • Holy Land Verdict Could be Boost for Obama's War on Terror

    01/07/2009 5:56:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 396+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 01/07/2009 | JASON TRAHAN
    The Bush administration's ringing victory in last year's Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial could provide a tailwind for President Barack Obama's efforts to carry on the war on terror. There's much in the Bush administration's counterterrorism toolbox that the new president wants to throw out – Guantánamo Bay, secret foreign prisons, torture and warrantless wiretapping. But one weapon now proven effective by the Holy Land trial is the use of intelligence on complicated terrorist networks to pursue criminal cases.
  • Holy Land Foundation case puts burden on Muslim charities

    01/04/2009 6:40:00 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 19 replies · 709+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3, 2009 | By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
    Holy Land Foundation case puts burden on Muslim charities07:53 PM CST on Saturday, January 3, 2009By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com American Muslims are finding it more difficult to donate money to help Palestinian refugees and other Middle Eastern causes because of court decisions showing that some charities were using the money for terrorism. On Nov. 24, the formerly Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation and five of its organizers were found guilty in a Dallas federal court of sending millions of dollars to Palestinian charity committees controlled by banned group Hamas. A week later, the 7th U.S. Circuit...
  • Rick Warren Reaches Out to A Holy Land Foundation Co-Conspirator

    When Pastor Rick Warren’s “Global Peace Coalition” presented President Bush with the International Medal of Peace recently, one of the groups invited to attend the ceremony was the Islamic Society of North America—one of the unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial: ISNA ATTENDS SADDLEBACK CHURCH CIVIL FORUM ON GLOBAL HEALTH. This event took place after the convictions of the Holy Land Foundation defendants.
  • The Holy Land Verdict: A Setback for the Stealth Jihad--CAIR is staggered, too.

    11/26/2008 5:16:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 783+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    A federal jury in Dallas on Monday dealt the Stealth Jihad initiative in the United States a crushing defeat: it found five former officials of an Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), guilty of funneling at least $12 million of the charity’s funds to the jihad terror group Hamas. The notorious “Muslim civil rights” group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is involved as well, since Ghassan Elashi, a founding director of CAIR as well as founder of the group’s Texas chapter, was among those found guilty; Elashi and his co-defendants face prison sentences of up to twenty years...
  • HLF Officials Convicted on All Counts

    11/24/2008 6:38:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 524+ views
    Investigative Project ^ | November 24, 2008
    DALLAS – A jury convicted five former officials at the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) on all counts in the Hamas-support case after 8 days of deliberations. The men, Shukri Abu-Baker, Ghassan Elashi, Mohamed El-Mezain, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdelrahman Odeh, could face up to 20 years in prison for their convictions on conspiracy counts, including conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The verdicts, read Monday afternoon, ended a two-year saga in what is considered the largest terror financing case since the 9/11 attacks. In the original trial last year, jurors acquitted El-Mezain on 31 of the...
  • Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts

    11/24/2008 2:17:30 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 22 replies · 1,520+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jason Trahan & Tanya Eiserer
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges. The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting...
  • Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts

    11/24/2008 1:41:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,061+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/24/8 | JASON TRAHAN
    A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
  • Verdict reached in Muslim charity’s second trial (convicted on all of the 108 charges)

    11/24/2008 1:08:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 52 replies · 3,861+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov 24, 2008 | ap
    Jurors have reached a verdict in the second trial of a Muslim charity accused of helping to finance terrorism in the nation's largest such case since the Sept. 11 attacks.The verdict was to be announced Monday afternoon, on the eighth day of deliberations in the retrial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. It was once the nation's largest Muslim charity.Holy Land is accused of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. designated as a terrorist organization in 1995.Jurors were to read a long list of verdicts on more than...
  • Holy Land Foundation Case in Jury's Hands (Islamic Charities Dallas Texas)

    11/11/2008 6:46:38 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 605+ views
    IPT News ^ | 11/11/08
    DALLAS – Jury deliberations begin Wednesday morning in the case of five men accused of routing millions of dollars to Hamas. Closing arguments in the terror-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and its former officers ended late Tuesday afternoon. After the second full day of hearing from attorneys, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis suggested jurors select a foreperson and go home for the evening. The men are accused of routing millions of dollars to Hamas through a series of Palestinian charities prosecutors say were controlled by the terrorist group. But defense attorneys cast...
  • Muslims in fed terror probe making donations to Obama (Muslim Brotherhood)

    08/29/2008 11:46:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies · 244+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/29/2008 | Unattributed
    Islamic leaders tied by federal investigators to the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America – including one under active investigation for alleged terror-financing – have recently donated to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign for president, according to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by WND. Jamal M. Barzinji earlier this year gave Obama $1,000, a gift that records show has not been returned. Other Democratic candidates, including Rep. Jim Moran, have refunded donations from Barzinji since federal agents raided his Virginia home and offices in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Obama's top Muslim adviser resigned earlier this month over controversy surrounding his...
  • title:Muslims in fed terror probe making donations to Obama

    08/29/2008 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 194+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 29, 2008
    Islamic leaders tied by federal investigators to the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America – including one under active investigation for alleged terror-financing – have recently donated to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign for president, according to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by WND. Jamal M. Barzinji earlier this year gave Obama $1,000, a gift that records show has not been returned. Other Democratic candidates, including Rep. Jim Moran, have refunded donations from Barzinji since federal agents raided his Virginia home and offices in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Obama's top Muslim adviser resigned earlier this month over controversy surrounding his...
  • Prominent Muslim activist jailed in LA for four years (Project Islamic HOPE leader)

    08/19/2008 11:28:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 290+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/08 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A prominent Los Angeles-based Muslim activist has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to attempting to bribe a witness, prosecutors said Tuesday. Najee Ali, who heads the community group Project Islamic HOPE (Helping Oppressed People Everywhere), was sentenced on Monday after he admitted an attempt to interfere with a witness in a court case involving his daughter. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles County District Attorney said in normal circumstances Ali would have received a two-year sentence but saw his term doubled because he had a prior conviction for armed robbery in 1992.
  • Obama's Islamist Problem(unindicted co-conspirator in terrorism financing has role at convention)

    08/18/2008 2:50:17 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 14 replies · 270+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 18 August 2008 | Frank Gaffney
    Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama’s appearance before a large evangelical congregation in Orange County over the weekend underscored an evident imperative of his campaign: Emphasize his Christian faith and put to rest insistent rumors that he secretly adheres to the Islamic creed of his father and youth. The effort to minimize any grounds for fearing Obama has an abiding, if covert, attachment to Islam has prompted him to risk offending Muslims in order to avoid off-message controversies and photo ops. It is, therefore, curious in the extreme that he is giving a prominent role at next week’s Democratic convention to...
  • Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns [Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups...]

    08/05/2008 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns By GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMY CHOZICK August 6, 2008 The new Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups. [advisor] Schiff Hardin Mr. Asbahi said he did not want to distract Obama's campaign. Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed as a volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on the fund's board, which also included a fundamentalist imam....
  • Terrorism Expert: Karen Hughes Gave Money to Bad Guys

    08/04/2008 2:21:34 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 260+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2008 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A longtime adviser and close confidant of President Bush funneled millions of dollars in U.S. government grants to radical Islamist organizations, many of whose leaders have been convicted or indicted in terrorism cases in the United States, respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson told Congress last week. “When Ms. [Karen] Hughes was appointed as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, she set the tone to continue a disastrous policy of outreach with Islamist partners,” Emerson told the House International Relations Committee. Among the recipients of the State Department grants actively championed by Hughes was Ahmed Younes, formerly an...
  • Feds: Charity Provided Cover for al-Qaida

    06/14/2003 7:33:04 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 460+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 14, 2003 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP)--Prosecutors accused an Islamic charity leader of extensive ties with Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, saying he ushered dozens of armed warriors into Bosnia to establish a base there. Enaam Arnaout ``allowed violent persons both inside and outside of the al-Qaida network to flow to areas of conflict and survive there under the cover of an American charity,'' prosecutors said in court papers made public Friday. Arnaout, 41, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday on racketeering charges. He admitted defrauding donors to Benevolence International Foundation by sending supplies to military-style units in Bosnia and Muslim rebels fighting Russians in...
  • Saudi “Charities” and the War Against America

    07/16/2008 5:15:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 223+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-16-08 | Jamie Glazov
    Saudi “Charities” and the War Against America   By Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Alex Alexiev, vice president for research at the Center for Security Policy. FP: Alex Alexiev, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Alexiev: Thank you, Jamie, It’s always a pleasure to chat with you.FP: The U.S. government recently designated the infamous Saudi Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation as a terror financier. Tell us about Al Haramain. Alexiev: Well, there is a lot to tell and a lot has been written about it already in the counterterrorism blog and elsewhere for those who want...
  • Court Denies Fla. Ex-Professor's Appeal

    01/25/2008 10:37:52 PM PST · by james500 · 15 replies · 238+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 12:06 AM EST, January 26, 2008
    A former Florida college professor who pleaded guilty to aiding a Palestinian terrorist group was not immune from a subpoena forcing him to testify in an unrelated probe of Muslim charities, an appeals court ruled Friday. Sami Al-Arian, 50, had argued the terms of the plea agreement exempted him from testifying before a grand jury in an investigation of Islamic charities in Virginia. A federal judge disagreed and found Al-Arian guilty of contempt when he refused to testify. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Al-Arian's appeal Friday, ruling that federal prosecutors did not violate the plea agreement by...
  • MO: (FED) Grand Jury Issues New Charges Against Islamic Charity; Charges Ex-Congressman

    01/16/2008 1:13:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 485+ views
    missourinet ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:19 PM | Bob Priddy
     A federal grand jury in Kansas City has issued a new indictment against an Islamic charity based in Columbia---and has added a former Michigan congressman to the list of people indicted.The new indictment accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency and several former officers of of engaging in prohibited financial transactions for the benefit of a terrorist. The indictment charges former Michigan Congressman Mark Deli Siljander with money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.Federal officials say the charity sent money to Pakistan to benefit a man designated by the United States as a global terrorist. The prosecutor says the man had...
  • Ex-Leaders of Islamic Charity Are Convicted

    01/12/2008 8:23:11 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 116+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2008 | Dan Eggen
    Three former leaders of an Islamic charity were convicted on federal tax and fraud charges in Boston yesterday for using tax exemptions to hide support for religious militants and alleged terrorists overseas. The convictions marked a victory for the Justice Department, which has had limited success in prosecuting charity groups suspected of financial ties to al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups... The defunct group, Care International Inc., described itself as a charity for Muslim refugees, widows and orphans. Prosecutors said, however, that the organization distributed a newsletter in favor of jihadist causes and lent other support to Islamic militants since its...
  • 3 convicted in Islamic charity trial

    01/11/2008 12:47:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/08 | Mark Jewell - ap
    BOSTON - Three former leaders of an Islamic charity were convicted Friday of duping the U.S. government into getting tax-exempt status by hiding the group's pro-jihad activities. Care International Inc., which is now defunct, described its mission as helping war orphans, widows and refugees in Muslim nations. But prosecutors said the organization also distributed a newsletter promoting jihad and supported Muslim militants involved in armed conflicts around the world. Emadeddin Muntasser, the founder of Care International; Muhammed Mubayyid, the group's former treasurer; and Samir Al-Monla, the president of Care from 1996 to 1998, were charged with tax code violations, making...
  • Judge: '92 Papers Relevant in 9/11 Cases

    12/21/2007 11:03:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/07 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - Defendants in lawsuits resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks must turn over materials from as far back as 1992, when it appears that Osama bin Laden called for a holy war against the United States, a federal judge said Friday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels affects defendants in lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages from numerous banks, charities and individuals worldwide who are alleged to have supported al-Qaida before the 2001 terrorist attacks. Daniels said it was reasonable to require organizations such as the Muslim World League, the International Islamic Relief...
  • Mistrial in Case of Muslim Charity Accused of Funding Terror After Verdict Confusion

    10/22/2007 10:02:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 290+ views
    fox news ^ | 10/22/2007 | ap
    DALLAS — A mistrial has been declared for five of six defendants in the case of a Muslim charity charged with financing Middle Eastern terrorists. The read verdict said the jurors found three leaders of a group that was once America's largest Muslim charity not guilty of funneling illegal aid to terrorists, but the panel was sent back to deliberate on the other defendants after three jurors said the verdicts read in court were wrong. Because of the confusion, the judge did not officially accept those verdicts, which aquitted charity fundraiser Mufid Abdulqader on all counts and two others on...
  • Refugee or Terrorist?

    10/10/2007 1:50:43 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 238+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 10, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Refugee or Terrorist? by: Bethany Stotts, October 10, 2007 Following the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress passed the Patriot Act and the REAL ID Act, an effort to prevent further terrorist invasion of U.S. soil. The Patriot Act extends the material support bar to include fundraising for terrorist groups, and is retroactive towards all aliens whatever their entry date. In addition, a 2001 Department of Justice memorandum states that the Patriot act requires the government to deport an alien for fundraising or recruitment on behalf of a terrorist organization “even if the alien did not intend to...
  • F.B.I. Traces Hamas's Plan to Finance Attacks to '93

    12/06/2001 9:06:30 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 24 replies · 926+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/6/2001
    December 6, 2001 THE MONEY TRAILF.B.I. Traces Hamas's Plan to Finance Attacks to '93By DAVID FIRESTONE ight years ago, after the F.B.I. tracked a group of senior leaders of the radical Islamic group Hamas to a hotel room in Philadelphia, electronic eavesdropping provided the first clear indication that the group planned to raise money in the United States for terrorism in Israel. The results of that surveillance, recently declassified, show that Hamas leaders and their supporters in the United States were even then planning to use violence to defeat the Oslo peace accords between Israel and the Palestinians. The ...
  • Ex-Diplomat Testifies for Muslim Charity

    09/04/2007 5:29:57 PM PDT · by james500 · 6 replies · 264+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 7:54 PM EDT, September 4, 2007 | DAVID KOENIG
    Israeli intelligence about Palestinian groups that a Muslim charity aided was often unreliable, a former senior U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday at the organization's trial on terrorism-support charges. Edward Abingdon, who served as U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem during the 1990s, said the Israelis had an "agenda" and provided "selective information to try to influence U.S. thinking." Abingdon's testimony took dead aim at prosecutors' claims that the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was knowingly funding terrorists instead of providing humanitarian aid. Holy Land, once the nation's largest Muslim charity, and five of its leaders are charged with funneling millions in...
  • The DoJ: Subsidizing the Enemy

    09/03/2007 4:45:11 AM PDT · by Man50D · 1 replies · 202+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 3, 2007 | Deborah Weiss
    This Labor Day weekend, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice will be paying the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to have a booth at its 44th Annual Convention. Ironically, ISNA, along with NAIT (North American Islamic Trust), an organ of ISNA, were recently named unindicted co-conspirators in DOJ’s criminal case against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). The Holy Land Foundation is an Islamic "charity" whose assets were frozen by President Bush because it was giving money to Hamas. The trial is taking place in Texas at this very moment. There has been some debate about whether...
  • Muslim charity trial may shed new light on terror aid

    08/26/2007 10:47:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies · 408+ views
    AP/Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-26-07 | DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS — Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and videotapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fundraising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists. Much of the evidence has surfaced before in books, newspaper articles and previous trials. But those who track terror-financing say the document haul from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development has also produced new information. They say the documents shed light on a web of related organizations of militant Palestinian supporters in the United States,...
  • New Developments In Holy Land Foundation Trial

    08/16/2007 5:57:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 433+ views
    CBS11TV ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | ap
    (AP) DALLAS An Islamic advocacy group asked a federal judge Thursday to remove it and other Muslim organizations and individuals from a list of unindicted co-conspirators in a terrorism-finance trial. Also, a group of Muslim lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys protested to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales about the list, which they said could lead to discrimination against American Muslims. Federal prosecutors produced a list of more than 300 individuals and groups of unindicted co-conspirators in the case against a Texas charity they said helped finance the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. government has...
  • NSA wiretapping trial begins (Treasury Dept. gives "top secret" docs to Qaeda charity)

    08/15/2007 7:36:46 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 3 replies · 949+ views
    Christian Science Monitor / Yahoo News ^ | 8-14-07 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Ashland, Ore. - It's hard – often impossible – to prove that secret government wiretapping in the name of national security is violating one's privacy rights. The evidence itself usually is top secret. But one rather obscure case could pull back the veil on a surveillance program that's at the heart of the US fight against terror. In the federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday, lawyers for a Saudi charity accused of helping Al Qaeda will argue that their clients, including two American attorneys, were illegally spied on without the required court warrant. How do they know? Treasury Department...
  • Judge in trial of Muslim charity leaders bars some evidence (Holy Land Foundation)

    08/14/2007 10:19:26 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 452+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 14, 2007, 2:14PM | By DAVID KOENIG
    DALLAS — Lawyers for Muslim charity leaders accused of aiding Middle East terrorists scored a rare win in court today when a federal judge blocked some evidence seized by Israeli soldiers during raids of Palestinian organizations. Defense lawyers had objected that some of the documents weren't signed or dated, and they cast doubt on Israel's handling of the evidence. Five former leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development are charged with funneling millions of dollars to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which the U.S. government designated a terrorist organization in 1995. The trial is in its fourth...