Skip to comments.Prince William County land seized in Iran investigation
Posted on 11/13/2009 3:27:51 PM PST by Cailleach
NEW YORK (AP) In what could be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, federal prosecutors sought to take over four U.S. mosques, a New York City skyscraper and 100 acres in Prince William County owned by a Muslim organization suspected of being controlled by the Iranian government.
Prosecutors on Thursday filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets.
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Cool! Bury ‘em. The land is about 15 miles from me. :-(
we’ve only lived here for a year...I had no idea where Catharpin was. According to bing maps, it’s 22 miles away from us (Catharpin, that is...no idea where the actual land is).
It is extremely rare for U.S. law enforcement authorities to seize a house of worship, a step fraught with questions about the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.
The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, the believers our soldiers.
A little too close to home.
They own the local taxi business.