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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.