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Prince William County land seized in Iran investigation
the News and Messenger ^ | November 13, 2009

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: alavi; alavifoundation; counterterrorism; fbi; forfeiture; iran; moneytrail; princewilliamco; virginia

1 posted on 11/13/2009 3:27:52 PM PST by Cailleach
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To: Cailleach

Cool! Bury ‘em. The land is about 15 miles from me. :-(


2 posted on 11/13/2009 3:47:49 PM PST by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: wvguy

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).


3 posted on 11/13/2009 4:03:44 PM PST by Cailleach
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To: Cailleach
Great news! Thanks for posting. GO FEDS!

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.

4 posted on 11/13/2009 4:06:43 PM PST by PGalt
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To: bmwcyle

A little too close to home.


5 posted on 11/14/2009 11:46:50 AM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: Apple Blossom

They own the local taxi business.


6 posted on 11/14/2009 11:48:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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