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  • The U.S. Terror Support Network Exposed

    11/29/2008 12:02:17 PM PST · by AJKauf · 7 replies · 587+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 29 | Patrick Poole
    The Holy Land Foundation trial unveiled the extent of the financing of terrorism among leading American Islamic organizations. The implications of these guilty verdicts are staggering in their importance. With the convictions in the Holy Land Foundation trial and the exhibits used to accomplish those convictions, it is reasonable to conclude that the Muslim Brotherhood, while not yet engaging in violence, is continuing to actively promote their own brand of Islamic supremacism and working to destroy our fundamental freedoms and liberties while exploiting the same. Thus, the Muslim Brotherhood network, its organizations identified in an appendix to the Akram memo,...
  • Jail for Danish 'terror T-shirts' ['Palestinian' virus of terror in... Denmark]

    09/23/2008 1:54:34 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 227+ views
    bbc ^ | Sep 18, 2008
    Jail for Danish 'terror T-shirts' Fighter and Lovers T-shirts The firm says its new range will not directly support the two groups Six people have been convicted in Denmark of raising funds for extremist groups by selling T-shirts with their logos on. A seventh was acquitted. Two of the defendants were sentenced to six months behind bars, while others received suspended jail terms. The Fighters and Lovers firm made and sold garments bearing the logos of the Palestinian PFLP and Colombia's Farc. Part of the proceeds were to be sent to the groups, which the EU says are terrorist organisations.
  • Retrial begins in Muslim charity terrorism case

    09/22/2008 12:45:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 233+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/22/8 | PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Writer
    Federal prosecutors are trying again to convict leaders of a Muslim charity on charges of financing terrorism. The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development was back on trial Monday in Dallas. The charity is accused of funneling millions of dollars to the Middle Eastern group Hamas, which the U.S. government considers a terrorist organization.
  • Holy Land Foundation of Richardson fears al-Qaeda tie in retrial

    09/22/2008 5:21:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 110+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/22/2008 | Jason Trahan
    Defense attorneys are bristling at federal prosecutors' plan to compare Hamas terrorists, who the government contends were financed by the Holy Land Foundation, and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Prosecutors hope to have Georgetown University professor Bruce Hoffman testify that most major terrorist groups use charity organizations in the same way Holy Land is charged with supporting Hamas – to not only raise funds but also to win popular support. They say showing how the two networks mirror each other is relevant. But defense attorneys say prosecutors just want to scare jurors by introducing the world's No. 1 terrorist into the...
  • Iran 'sending weapons to Taleban'

    09/16/2008 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 207+ views
    bbc ^ | 9/15/08 | By Kate Clark
    Elements in the Iranian state are sending weapons across the border to the Taleban in Afghanistan, a BBC investigation has uncovered.
  • Russia Supporting Jihadi Terrorism?

    09/12/2008 2:33:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 179+ views ^ | 09/11/2008 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Vice President Dick Cheney recently blasted the Russians for supporting state-sponsors of terrorism. "Russia has sold advanced weapons to the regimes in Syria and Iran,” Cheney said in remarks to the The Ambrosetti Forum, a European security conference in Cernobbio, Italy, on Sept. 6. “Some of the Russian weapons sold to Damascus have been channeled to terrorist fighters in Lebanon and Iraq." But we have to connect the dots from Russia and its ongoing arms sales (from assault rifles to air-defense systems) to both Syria and Iran; to the relationships between sometimes-unlikely allies like Syria, Iran, Lebanon-based Shia Hizballah even...
  • Funding Terrorism Is Issue in Chicago Case (Sue terrorist support groups)

    09/12/2008 5:34:41 AM PDT · by kellynla · 1 replies · 144+ views
    the new york sun ^ | September 11, 2008 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court that includes some of America's most prominent jurists is wrestling with a case that could set an important precedent about when Americans can be held legally liable for funding groups, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, that carry out terrorist operations and humanitarian aid efforts at the same time. In Chicago, 10 judges who constitute nearly the entire active bench of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals spent more than an hour hearing lively arguments in a lawsuit brought by the family of an American yeshiva student, David Boim, 17, who was sprayed with gunfire and killed...
  • Austrian court unfreezes $10m of Palestinian terror group Abu Nidal's funds

    09/12/2008 2:31:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 1 replies · 340+ views ^ | 12/09/2008 | Yossi Melman
    Austria's justice ministry, security services and Jewish community are furious over a Vienna Court decision to unfreeze a bank account of the Palestinian Abu Nidal terrorist group. At the end of the 1990s the Austria Bank froze the $10 million account of Iraqi citizen Halima al-Mughrabi, on the order of Austria's intelligence services, as part of the international campaign to intensify the sanctions on Saddam Hussein's regime. On January 13, 2000, al-Mughrabi went to her bank branch in Vienna and asked to transfer some $2 million from her account to her account in the Arab Bank in Jordan. The bank...
  • Bank of China may escape terror funding probe [Hamas, Islamic Jihad]

    09/03/2008 7:40:13 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Times of India ^ | 3 Sep 2008, 1814 hrs IST | Saibal Dasgupta
    BEIJING: The Chinese government has indicated it is not interested in investigating allegations that the Bank of China was involved in transferring millions of dollars to Hamas and Islamic Jihad for carrying out terrorist activities in Israel between 2004 and 2007.The allegations have been made in the form of lawsuits filed in US courts by a group of 100 Israelis including parents of a 4-year old boy killed in terrorist attack in 2004. The group has alleged that BOC put through dozens of wire transfers totalling several million dollars to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.Jiang Yu, spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign...
  • China's Bank of Terrorism

    08/31/2008 10:23:05 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 31, 2008 | Gordon Chang
    Is Beijing the world’s banking capital for terrorists? Ruthie Zahavi, whose four-year-old son was killed by a rocket launched by Hamas in 2004, and dozens of other victims of terrorist acts in Israel seem to think so...
  • Israelis accuse Bank of China of funding militants

    08/28/2008 8:24:32 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies · 67+ views
    Times of India ^ | 28 Aug 2008, 0103 hrs IST | Saibal Dasgupta
    BEIJING: The Bank of China has brushed off accusations that it was involved in transferring money to terrorists acting against Israeli citizens as "sheer nonsense". The statement comes in the wake of reports in the western media that over 100 Israeli victims of terrorism have filed a lawsuit in a US court against it demanding an end to the transfer of funds to terrorists. "The accusation is absolutely groundless. Bank of China is prepared to fight the suit," BOC said. A group of Israelis have moved the US court saying the bank has put through dozens of wire transfers totalling...
  • BBC's Terrorists in Need

    08/27/2008 10:33:37 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 27, 2008 | Mike McNally
    How did cash from the network's telethons for children end up in the hands of the 7/7 London bombers? Those familiar with the BBC’s bias towards and promotion of the Islamic faith and its regular apologias on behalf of Islamic extremism will have barely raised an eyebrow at the news that £20,000 from one of the corporation’s charity appeals ended up in the hands of the Muslim terrorists who murdered 52 people in London in 2005. The money, raised by the BBC’s Children in Need telethons, was given to a “community school” in the northern English city of Leeds —...
  • ISNA Admits Hamas Ties

    07/28/2008 9:47:07 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies · 106+ views
    FSM ^ | 28Jul08 | Steve Emerson
    In its latest filing before the federal district court in Dallas on behalf of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and its affiliate organization, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) in the Hamas-terrorism financing case, the ACLU has made a noteworthy admission. Rather than deny that there is copious evidence tying ISNA and NAIT to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the brief argues that such evidence is merely dated. In a curious footnote on page 7, the reply states:
  • Does Tennessee's State Pension Fund Help Fund Terror?

    08/17/2004 1:14:46 PM PDT · by Bill Hobbs · 308+ views ^ | August 16, 2004 | Bill Hobbs
    Does the state of Tennessee unwittingly help fund terrorist-supporting nations through the investments made by its public-employee retirement system's pension plan? The answer is, we don' t know - but it's a good bet the answer is yes.We don't know for certain, however, because officials with the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System refused to provide researchers with a Washington D.C. think tank, the Center for Security Policy, with any information about how it has invested Tennessee taxpayers' funds.A little background: The Center for Security Policy recently completed an extensive study, Terrorism Investments of the 50 States, which is the first national...