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CA: Federal judge backs release of Islamic charity fundraiser
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/27/06 | Jeremiah Marquez - ap

Posted on 07/27/2006 6:22:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

A federal judge has ordered that a top fundraiser for an Islamic charity the government says has ties to terrorism be released from detention, his attorney said Thursday.

Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, who has been held for two years, was ordered released without bond, according to his attorney, Ranjana Natarajan of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

"We're thrilled, we're just thrilled," Natarajan said.

The order was entered Thursday by U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter.

"It is ordered that judgment be entered granting the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed herein and ordering respondents to release petitioner forthwith on conditions of supervision authorized by law," the judge said, according to the court's Web site.

Hamdan, 45, of Buena Park, had not been released from the Terminal Island federal detention facility as of Thursday afternoon. A call left at his home was not immediately returned.

Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said federal lawyers had not yet seen a copy of the order.

"Once we receive a copy we will review it to determine our course of action," she said.

Hamdan, who also founded a mosque in Anaheim, was arrested on immigration charges in July 2004 as federal authorities unsealed an indictment against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. The government charged the Texas-based charity funneled millions to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The following month, Hamdan was ordered deported on the immigration charges. His requests to be released on bond while he fights the charges had been denied repeatedly until this week.

Hamdan, who was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, was accused of having ties to terrorism but was never charged. Instead, he was convicted of overstaying a student visa he got 27 years ago.

The Holy Land Foundation's president, chairman and director of endowments have been charged with terrorism-related crimes.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; backs; california; charity; federaljudge; fundraiser; gwot; hamas; hamdan; islamic; islamicjihad; plo; release

1 posted on 07/27/2006 6:22:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

CA: Federal magistrate backs release of Islamic charity fundraiser ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601425/posts
Posted by NormsRevenge
On News/Activism ^ 03/22/2006 9:40:47 PM PST · 2 replies · 138+ views


2 posted on 07/27/2006 6:22:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hatter is a Carter appointee


3 posted on 07/27/2006 6:23:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hamdan, who was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, was accused of having ties to terrorism but was never charged. Instead, he was convicted of overstaying a student visa he got 27 years ago.
4 posted on 07/27/2006 6:31:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( The Dems are so far to the left they have left America.)
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To: NormsRevenge
UN believable.
5 posted on 07/27/2006 6:32:09 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...he was convicted of overstaying a student visa he got 27 years ago."

So this scumbag terror-financier has been here illegally for 27 years?? That's more than a casual "overstaying".... why on earth has it taken yet another TWO years since he was arrested to kick his sorry carcass out of our country?? If we can't execute this bastard, at least we can be rid of him.
6 posted on 07/27/2006 6:33:17 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats: Trust Nancy Pelosi to Win the War on Terror!! (gag))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, Carter appointee. That was the part I was waiting to hear. It should be in the second paragraph considering how important it is to the reason there is even a story there.


7 posted on 07/27/2006 7:19:33 PM PDT by bpjam (Remember our fallen Marines from Beirut. Hezbollah deserves no peace.)
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To: bpjam

carter is like the ACME buzz bombs from the roadrunner cartoon. just keeps screwing us again and again and again


8 posted on 07/27/2006 9:48:33 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad this didn't get into a Sidebar topic... was that intentional on your part?



9 posted on 08/01/2006 12:59:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: NormsRevenge; SoCalPol; radar101; beachn4fun; A CA Guy; AmericanInTokyo; Americanwolf; AnnaZ; ...
Read this carefully.

Salient points: Hamdan overstayed a student visa he obtained 27 years ago, built a mosque in the same town (Anaheim) as the original Disneyland, raised millions of dollars which were funnelled to Hamas, was jailed subsequent to FBI investigation, the ACLU appealed his incarceration and now a leftist activist judge orders him freed.

I would say this sums up all the problems facing this country and the world at this time. Just go down the checklist.

The Holy Land Foundation's president, chairman and director of endowments have been charged with terrorism-related crimes. What does it take to get them tried and convicted?

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Shakeel Syed, executive director Islamic Shura Council, left, lifts the hand of Holy Land Foundation top fundraiser Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, right, as he is released Monday, July 31, 2006, after a two year detention at the Terminal Island federal detention facility in San Pedro, Calif.

10 posted on 08/01/2006 1:23:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: SandRat; HiJinx

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11 posted on 08/01/2006 1:24:33 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Named to the federal bench by President Carter in 1979.


12 posted on 08/01/2006 1:28:01 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: La Enchiladita
"The Holy Land Foundation's president, chairman and director of endowments have been charged with terrorism-related crimes. What does it take to get them tried and convicted?

The "HolyLand Foundation" is located here in Richardson TX and FBI did go in and get all their records, that's all I heard so far.

13 posted on 08/01/2006 2:25:42 PM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: stopem

Did you read the article?


14 posted on 08/01/2006 2:35:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Wow, I'm surprised some citizens haven't chased him out of town or helped him go to hell with Mohammad.

Doesn't funding Hamas with millions make him a target associated with terror?
15 posted on 08/01/2006 3:35:23 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Also, why haven't there been protests to remove the judges that ruled in favor of this terrorist?


16 posted on 08/01/2006 3:36:13 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Not sure if the Hamdan has been released yet.

He violated a deportation order, also. How do they get away with this stuff?


17 posted on 08/01/2006 4:13:46 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: A CA Guy

More questions than answers ....


18 posted on 08/01/2006 4:14:23 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: La Enchiladita

I don't know how he could be released or how a Federal Judge could rule like that and be allowed to stay on the bench.


19 posted on 08/01/2006 4:51:31 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

It is beyond the Pale. . . when you think of all that went into the FBI investigation and you connect the dots. Damn.

Criminals are ON the bench!


20 posted on 08/01/2006 7:06:26 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Another rat Judge strikes again.. catch, house, feed, and let em go.. leaves me speechless and ANGRY.


21 posted on 08/02/2006 2:49:53 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Makes you want to bang your head against the door jam, huh?

I'm wondering when the US government, and the likes of ACLU, etc. are going to start CARING ABOUT LEGAL U.S CITIZENS!!!!!!


22 posted on 08/02/2006 3:15:49 AM PDT by beachn4fun (FReeper Canteen ~ Here for our Troops, Allies, and their families 24/7/365.)
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