Skip to comments.Court Upholds Searches Of Muslim Groups in Va.
Posted on 05/08/2009 9:57:04 AM PDT by La Lydia
An appeals court yesterday upheld the legality of federal raids on a Herndon-based network of Muslim charities, businesses and think tanks, a case that caused a firestorm in the Muslim community. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the March 2002 raids on homes and business in Herndon and elsewhere in Northern Virginia were "a harrowing experience" for the targets but did not violate their constitutional rights. The court said agents exercised "lawful force" in drawing their guns and handcuffing a family whose home was searched.
Federal agents carted away hundreds of boxes of documents during the searches from some of the most established Islamic organizations in the United States. They were looking for evidence of an international network to finance terrorism, part of what federal officials have called the nation's largest terrorism-financing investigation.
Muslim leaders denounced the raids as violations of their civil rights and have strongly denied terrorist ties. A Herndon family sued federal agents involved in the raids, asserting that the agents had fabricated evidence to obtain a search warrant, falsely imprisoned family members by restraining them in their home and violated their civil rights.
A federal judge in Alexandria dismissed the lawsuit in 2007, and a three-judge 4th Circuit panel upheld that dismissal yesterday....
The raids have led to several indictments and the conviction of prominent Muslim activist Abdurahman Alamoudi, who admitted that he plotted with Libya to assassinate the ruler of Saudi Arabia. No charges have been filed against the Herndon-based cluster of companies and charities...
Sami al-Arian, a former Florida professor who earlier pleaded guilty to aiding a terror organization, is now charged with refusing to testify before a federal grand jury in the Herndon probe....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
What are their “Civil Rights” under Sharia Law?
Now if they’d just raid the illegal aliens here...
Really. The could start at Columbia Pike, right above the Pentagon, sweep South and probably get 100,000 or so right off the bat.
Muzzies do not testify against Muzzies.
There was a Muzzie FBI agent who refused to wear a wire to record other Muzzies. They made him an agent in Saudi Arabia.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.....
Oh, the Horror! Surely they could at least make exception for the Uyghurs, now being flown into DC from Gitmo.
I have a smile on my face.
Good day for some justice.
take that you Muhammad worshipers!
What do you prefer—illegal Mexicans or legal Muslims?
“Muslim leaders denounced the raids as violations of their civil rights and have strongly denied terrorist ties”
The Taliban “strongly denied terrorist ties” too, after 9-11, especially when they realized we had them in our sights.