Non-Profit Org? Hardly Holy Land Foundation Found Guilty of all Counts of Illegally Funneling $12 million to the Palestinian Terrorist Goup Hamas
The Holy Land Foundation, an organization masquerading as a non-profit has been found guilty on all counts as being a profit center for a terrorist organization. Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Whether you agree with President GWB or not this verdict is a major victory for the president and the war on terror.
After more than 15 years of investigation and two trials, the Holy Land Foundation and five of its former organizers were found guilty of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
The verdicts by a Dallas federal jury are a significant victory for the Justice Department, which streamlined its case after a mistrial last year and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex evidence presented in the massive case.
Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges.
The verdicts are a major triumph for the outgoing administration of President George W. Bush, whose efforts at fighting terrorism financing have been troubled. Two other similar high-profile prosecutions targeting supporters of Palestinian militants have ended in acquittals, deadlocked juries or convictions on lesser charges.
“Today’s verdicts are important milestones in America’s efforts against financiers of terrorism,” Patrick Rowan, assistant attorney general for national security, said in a prepared statement.
“This prosecution demonstrates our resolve to ensure that humanitarian relief efforts are not used as a mechanism to disguise and enable support for terrorist groups.”
This verdict is a huge official recognition of the reality of that stealth jihad, and a huge setback for the likes of CAIR, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in this case.
As Red States plainly puts it, ‘Finally, one for the good guys!’
Wizbang: Holy Land Foundation Defendants Found Guilty on All Counts