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Documents Shed New Light On Holy Land Trail
CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | Aug 26, 2007 | AP

Posted on 08/26/2007 6:20:28 PM PDT by ricks_place

DALLAS Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and video tapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fund-raising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists.

Much of the evidence has surfaced before in books, newspaper articles and previous trials. But those who track terror-financing say the document haul from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development has also produced new information.

They say the documents shed light on a web of related organizations of militant Palestinian supporters in the United States, some of whom saw their goal as destroying Western civilization.

The 1991 bylaws of a group called the Palestine Committee say it was created to be the highest authority on "work for the Palestinian cause on the American front." The committee was led by Mousa Abu Marzook, later deported to Jordan and labeled a terrorist by the U.S. government.

The committee oversaw a number of past and current Muslim organizations in the United States.

One was Holy Land, which was shut down in December 2001 and accused of being a fund-raising front for Hamas. Five of its former leaders are on trial in Dallas, charged with sending more than $12 million in illegal aid to Hamas.

Another was the Islamic Association for Palestine, which closed in 2004 after a federal judge found it and then-defunct Holy Land liable in the killing of an American teenager in Israel by Hamas gunmen.

And a third was the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which has emerged as a leading advocacy group for American Muslims.

For the first time, evidence in the case put CAIR's founder, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of alleged Hamas supporters that was secretly watched and recorded by the FBI.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs11tv.com ...


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1 posted on 08/26/2007 6:20:32 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

Islam is peace!


2 posted on 08/26/2007 6:22:32 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: ricks_place
For the first time, evidence in the case put CAIR's founder, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of alleged Hamas supporters that was secretly watched and recorded by the FBI.

Not the last, either...

3 posted on 08/26/2007 6:24:33 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: ricks_place
..that the groups were part of a coordinated strategy for raising money and support in the United States for radical Islamic groups, including Hamas.

"It's clear these groups grew out of an effort to carry out a specific strategy in the United States," Farah said. "It's in their own words, it's a political infiltration that worked for 40 years."

Sounds like STORMY WEATHER AHEAD for these groups and a lot on the left who sympathize with them.

4 posted on 08/26/2007 6:26:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: ricks_place
"...evidence in the case put CAIR's founder, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of alleged Hamas supporters that was secretly watched and recorded by the FBI."

CAIR is full of jihadist scum posing as propaganda 'moderates' -- they should all be investigated, prosecuted wherever possible, and discredited from ever being taken seriously in our MSM and public life.
5 posted on 08/26/2007 6:26:06 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: ricks_place

I started to ding you about the typo in the headline, until I realized that the TV website actually made the typo, not you. I thought this was going to be an article about a tourist activity for pilgrims to Jerusalem...


6 posted on 08/26/2007 6:31:33 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: ricks_place
Bagdhad Bob sez this Lies! All Lies!
7 posted on 08/26/2007 6:36:11 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: ricks_place

The enemy within.


8 posted on 08/26/2007 7:01:00 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: beezdotcom

It’s not a typo.

Why would documents of the evidence in a trial shed new light of the trial? It is the trial.

The documents are revealing the trail that leds to the “charity”

Check your ego.


9 posted on 08/26/2007 8:14:16 PM PDT by pacelvi (In general, Democrats are the only real reason to vote for Republicans. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Enchante

Exactly. Remember the Fla. prof who they first said had no terror ties and then by golly after a year or two’s research found that he did. Much of these so called tolerant progressive Muslims are anything but. Bill Buckley just wrote a great article how England better deal NOW with their Muslim incursion or risk losing the real flavor of English culture and freedom. We must too.


10 posted on 08/26/2007 8:33:48 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: pacelvi
It’s not a typo.

Yes, I've since gotten that.

Why would documents of the evidence in a trial shed new light of the trial? It is the trial. The documents are revealing the trail that leds to the “charity”.

Well, I could certainly think of ways that new documents (AS evidence, not documents OF the evidence) could shed new light ON a trial (not OF a trial), but as you correctly point out, that's not what they mean.

Check your ego.

Hmmm...I opened my original post admitting one mistake (that I incorrectly assumed a headline had been misposted)...and yet, you feel compelled to jump in, point out my additional error, and then tell me to check my ego. Sounds like a battle between the id and super-ego to me.

But since it's important to you, I'll once again admit my initial mistake, then admit my further mistake, and then bid you good evening.
11 posted on 08/26/2007 9:12:37 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: DAVEY CROCKETT; FARS; milford421; Founding Father; CarolinaGOP; Calpernia

Ping.


12 posted on 08/27/2007 3:21:21 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (This is "Be an Angel Day", do something nice for someone today.)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

PreWarDocs ping


13 posted on 08/27/2007 5:00:52 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

bookmark and bump
thanks


14 posted on 08/27/2007 7:52:14 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: phillyfanatic
But we've already lost so much. A mere 250 years ago we were still roasting enemies over a low fire, cutting off strips of skin and spare parts here and there, and holding intermessions where our target was invited to dine with us, maybe make a speech.

Now, you put panties on somebody's head, that's considered torture, even by supposed tough guys like Senator McCain.

My word, what more could we lose to the Moslem crazies?

15 posted on 10/10/2007 5:49:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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