Skip to comments.Ex-Leaders of Islamic Charity Are Convicted
Posted on 01/12/2008 8:23:11 AM PST by 3AngelaD
Three former leaders of an Islamic charity were convicted on federal tax and fraud charges in Boston yesterday for using tax exemptions to hide support for religious militants and alleged terrorists overseas. The convictions marked a victory for the Justice Department, which has had limited success in prosecuting charity groups suspected of financial ties to al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups...
The defunct group, Care International Inc., described itself as a charity for Muslim refugees, widows and orphans. Prosecutors said, however, that the organization distributed a newsletter in favor of jihadist causes and lent other support to Islamic militants since its formation in 1993....in this case, the Justice Department charged three former Care International leaders with making false statements, tax code violations and conspiracy to defraud the government.
Emadeddin Muntasser, 43, the group's founder, and Muhammed Mubayyid, 42, a former treasurer, were convicted on all counts. Samir al-Monla, 50, a former Care International president, was convicted on all counts but one. He was acquitted on a false statement charge. Officials said the defendants could face 10 to 19 years in prison.
"Today's verdict is a milestone in our efforts against those who conceal their support for extremist causes behind the veil of humanitarianism," said Kenneth L. Wainstein, assistant attorney general for national security...
Prosecutors presented evidence alleging that the group obtained tax deductible donations to support "mujahadeen" fighters overseas...also detailed meetings between Monla and Afghan warlord Gulbadeen Hekmatyar, who has been designated as a global terrorist by the State Department. Prosecutors also alleged that the group was an outgrowth and successor to the Al-Kifah Refugee Center, which had been accused of ties to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
David Duncan, one of the attorneys representing Muntasser, said his client plans to appeal...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Look at the video called “freaky firing”.
You are talking about this situation, which is an outrage: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1951948/posts
I also found this: Muntasser, 42, owner of the Logan Furniture Co., was born in Libya and now lives in Braintree, MA. Mubayyid, 42, was born in Lebanon and now lives in Shrewsbury. Al-Monla, 50, was born in Kuwait, now lives in Boston and is a U.S. citizen.
Isn't it customary to drop the "alleged" once the scumbags are convicted by a jury?
Yes, but this is the Washington Post.
Thank you for the link.
I will post that elsewhere.
I sure as heck hope that they will NOT be allowed to be “out on bail” until their sentencing.
They will flee.
You should read and post this elsewhere, too: http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20080111/EDITORIAL04/346804216
Muslim's create organizations almost as easily as they create new little jihadists.
The fact that Care is "defunct" is of zero importance. I will bet there are easily two or three that have taken its place.