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Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts
The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jason Trahan & Tanya Eiserer

Posted on 11/24/2008 2:17:30 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative

A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges.

The prosecution victory is also a major one for the lame duck administration of President George Bush, whose efforts at fighting terrorism financing in court have been troubled, even though the flow of funds seems to be effectively shut down.

It was the second trial where the government attempted to convict the men and the now defunct Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation itself. It took the jury eight days of deliberations to reach its decisions — less than half the time it took jurors to deadlock end up with an almost complete mistrial last year on the first go-around.

“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”

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


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1 posted on 11/24/2008 2:17:31 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Terrific news. Thanks for posting.

How will this fly with Obama’s homeboys who were meeting in the Gaza Strip? A place run by Hamas?


2 posted on 11/24/2008 2:20:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Outstanding!.... but surprising. A lot of guilty people being set free by stupid juries these days.


3 posted on 11/24/2008 2:20:27 PM PST by OCC
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To: St. Louis Conservative
“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”

Boo-freakin'-hoo!

Dude/dudette, your dad is a criminal. His humanity is open to question, however.

4 posted on 11/24/2008 2:21:16 PM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Let’s see how much time is actually served.


5 posted on 11/24/2008 2:24:27 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Oh this is good news right about when we needed good news.

Sometimes justice prevails.


6 posted on 11/24/2008 2:25:08 PM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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Verdict reached in Muslim charity’s second trial
Las Vegas Sun | Nov 24, 2008 | ap
Posted on 11/24/2008 1:08:18 PM PST by mdittmar
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2137615/posts


7 posted on 11/24/2008 2:35:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Let’s see how much time is actually served.

Unless Bush pardons Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Campion at the 11th hour, expect these terrorist funders to be pardoned before the guys who were protecing *your* kids and/or grandkids aginst drug smugglers.

8 posted on 11/24/2008 2:50:22 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: F15Eagle
Headed for a pardon on 1/21/2009.
9 posted on 11/24/2008 2:59:53 PM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

When will they begin killing the jurors.

10 posted on 11/24/2008 3:00:21 PM PST by blam
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To: Ukiapah Heep

Oy vey. You just scared me.

This incoming guy certainly isn’t going to go after them, domestically, you can bet on that.

And only 7 years after 9/11 ........ did we get this community organizer. Unbelivable.


11 posted on 11/24/2008 3:02:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”

News flash: The two are not exclusive. Have fun visiting daddy in prison, hope you join him in jail when they catch you being a conduit for him trying to continue his criminal activities.

12 posted on 11/24/2008 3:05:42 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2137615/posts?page=18#18


13 posted on 11/24/2008 3:14:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: St. Louis Conservative
“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read.

True, kid. He's a terrorist. And if we had any sense of self-preservation as a society, not to mention, any stones, we'd have simply given him a drumhead court-martial and shot him some rosy dawn.

These creeps still want to force-feed us Sharia: a legal code with no speech, religion, or women's rights. I say, if you want Sharia, go to jail or go home.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

14 posted on 11/24/2008 3:32:37 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (Humor me, I'm one of those scary combat vets)
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To: Criminal Number 18F

Now Americans should demand these criminal terrorist charties and there supporters be thrown out of the United States!


15 posted on 11/24/2008 4:06:57 PM PST by Sammy67
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I believe this is the case where the jury in the first trial was hung because it was infiltrated with a Palestinian activist nutcase, that spent the deliberation period engaging in anti Israel rants and browbeating the other jurors.


16 posted on 11/24/2008 5:14:58 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: St. Louis Conservative; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; SpookBrat; ...

Ping! Ping! Ping a few Texans !! :)


17 posted on 11/24/2008 9:46:07 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: El Gato

Shut up. Please.

I’m so tired of the whiny, bitter, sarcastic slapshots on Free Republic.

We need a place of reason and sanity, a place where we can discuss issues with thought and intelligence, especially given the challenge we face as Obama takes office.

This is not a perfect world, never will be. There’s plenty to criticize. But to suggest that President Bush is on the side of terrorists is just over the top.


18 posted on 11/25/2008 7:21:12 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: MeekOneGOP

Another thing to be Thankful for this week: that downtown Dallas didn’t get blown up during either trial. I was seriously concerned that something would happen.


19 posted on 11/25/2008 7:22:38 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: MeekOneGOP

Sweet.


20 posted on 11/25/2008 8:04:20 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: Jedidah
Shut up. Please.

Work on your reading comprehension please.

I was not suggesting Bush would pardon the terrorists, I was suggesting that unless Bush pardoned the BP agents, which is a distinct possibility, Obama most certainly would not, but might very well pardon the Hamas fundraisers.

Bush will not have a chance to pardon these guys because the appeals process will barely be started. Oh he could, but he wouldn't even consider it, no matter what the offense and by whom.

21 posted on 11/25/2008 9:23:20 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Bump


22 posted on 11/25/2008 9:48:02 AM PST by Valin
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To: El Gato

Sorry. And thank you for remaining civil when I barely was.

This is a trying time, and nerves are raw. Mea culpa.

Frankly, I hope Bush pardons not only the BP agents, but also everyone in his administration that Pelosi and crew may want to destroy post-January. Cheney and himself included. Can that be done?


23 posted on 11/25/2008 10:42:06 AM PST by Jedidah
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