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Federal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigation
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT NewsFederal Court's Ruling Poses Threat to Terror-Finance Investigat ^ | April 1, 2010 | by Stephen I. Landman, IPT News

Posted on 04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "A federal judge in California has ruled that the Bush Administration illegally wiretapped the U.S. branch of the Saudi Arabian-based charity al Haramain Islamic Foundation. While ground breaking in its assessment of the controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP), Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling is perhaps more important in that it may dismantle a five-year investigation into al Haramain's financial support for terrorist organizations.

Al Haramain is active in more than 50 countries. The U.S. branch registered as a non-profit charity in Oregon in 1999.While it claims to "stand against terrorism, injustice, or subversive activities in any form, and [ ] oppose any statement or acts of terrorism," the Treasury Department describes al Haramain as:

"One of the principle Islamic NGOs providing militant Islamic doctrine worldwide…Terrorist organizations designated by the U.S. including Jemma Islammiya, al-Ittihad al-Islamiya, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Lashkar-e Taiba received funding from [al Haramain] and used [al Haramain] as a front for fundraising and operational activities."

The criminal investigation into the organization was swift and effective."

Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/1889/federal-courts-ruling-poses-threat-to-terror

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1 posted on 04/02/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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stepping back in time...

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Al-Haramain Foundation in News Again, For Obvious Reasons!
COUNTERTERRORISMBLOG.org ^ | September 14, 2009 02:53 PM | By Animesh Roul
Posted on September 14, 2009 1:35:17 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “According to a report prepared by Pakistani police (the Crime Investigation Department), the AHF has funded approximately USD 15 million to Jihadi groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks. These funds mostly went to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is responsible for numerous suicide strikes in the last couple of years and also blamed for the assassination of Benezir Bhutto.”

SNIPPET: “Till 2004, the United States had designated at least thirteen AHF branch offices operating in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, in many African countries and in the United States. But in 2008, the US Treasury Department has designated (under Executive Order 13224) AHF’s world-wide operation, including operations in Saudi Arabia.”

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1 posted on September 14, 2009 1:35:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://treas.gov/press/releases/hp1043.htm

June 19, 2008
HP-1043

Treasury Designates Al Haramain Islamic Foundation

Washington - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation (AHF) for having provided financial and material support to al Qaida, as well as a wide range of designated terrorists and terrorist organizations.

Today’s action targets the entirety of the AHF organization, including its headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Evidence demonstrates that the AHF organization was involved in providing financial and logistical support to the al Qaida network and other terrorist organizations designated by the United States and the United Nations.

Between 2002-2004, the United States designated thirteen AHF branch offices operating in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Comoros Islands, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Somalia, Tanzania, and the United States.

Several of these branch offices have also been designated by the United Nations 1267 Committee based on evidence of their support for al Qaida. The United States and United Nations also designated in 2004 the former leader of AHF, Aqeel Abdelaziz Al-Aqil.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined the United States in designating several branch offices of AHF and, due to actions by Saudi authorities, AHF has largely been precluded from operating in its own name.

Despite these efforts, AHF leadership has attempted to reconstitute the operations of the organization, and parts of the organization have continued to operate.

Al Haramain Foundation was designated today under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing financial, technological, or material support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Assets held by any office of the AHF organization under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with AHF.

For more information on the actions taken against Al Haramain Foundation, please visit the following link: http://www.treasury.gov/offices/enforcement/key-issues/protecting/charities_execorder_13224-a.shtml#ahbranches.

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2 posted on September 14, 2009 1:36:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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PAKISTAN:

http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=24532

“Saudi charity funds al-Qaeda linked Pak terror outfits”

Monday, September 14, 2009

News Desk

SNIPPET: “ISLAMABAD: A Saudi Arabian charity believed to be a front for al-Qaeda has provided USD 15 million (55 million dirhams) to extremist groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks, according to a secret report prepared by Pakistani police.

A major chunk of the funds provided by the Al-Haramain Foundation went to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, said the report prepared by the Crime Investigation Department.”

3 posted on September 14, 2009 1:40:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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4 posted on September 14, 2009 1:43:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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2 posted on 04/02/2010 4:57:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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Isn't Vaughn Walker the presiding judge in the Prop 8 mess? IIRC he hasn't recused himself from that suit even though he's gay. Even Lefty judges think they can do whatever they want and they won't be held accountable. I guess with Eric Holder as the AG of the USA they are correct. Leftys can do anything they want and will not be held accountable.
3 posted on 04/02/2010 5:03:33 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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4 posted on 04/06/2010 7:59:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Thank you for pinging your list Salvation.


5 posted on 04/06/2010 9:41:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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