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Posted on 11/25/2008 9:05:44 PM PST by Kaslin
Homeland Security: U.S. citizens have spoken with a resounding verdict of GUILTY and said they're not going to tolerate those who fund terror in this country under the cover of Muslim charity.
Jurors read guilty verdicts on all 108 felony charges in the conspiracy a clean sweep for the Justice Department, which streamlined its case against the Dallas-based Holy Land Foundation after a mistrial last year. It also got a new judge, who allowed previously banned evidence.
Donations are the lifeblood of jihadist groups such as Hamas. With the help of willing co-conspirators, they conceal their activities and use the Muslim obligation of charitable giving to mask support for their murderous agenda.
But Americans won't be fooled. This verdict sends a clear message to Islamists still operating within the terror-support network in America that the courts will view their cash as the moral equivalent of a car bomb. And that this country will not be used as a cash cow for terrorists operating here or abroad.
Over the course of the years-long case, prosecutors put more than 300 co-conspirators on notice. They include prominent Muslim leaders and major Muslim groups once thought moderate and mainstream including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lobbies the government from its headquarters in the nation's capital.
One of the guilty defendants in the case, Ghassan Elashi, was a founding director of CAIR. He and the others could face up to 20 years in prison.
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Hm, good news!
At least some news is good news.
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