Skip to comments.Holy Land Foundation Defendants Guilty on all Counts
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. Hes a human!
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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.
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?