Yesterday, the word GUILTY was read a total of 108 times in a Dallas court room as a jury convicted the Holy Land foundation and each of the defendants of raising money to fund Hamas terrorism. Implicated with those guilty verdicts was supposed Civil Rights organization CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lobbies the government from its headquarters in Washington DC. CAIR is a frequent guest on Network News Programs and is regularly consulted by the US Government on issues related to Muslims and political correctness.
CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the case and one key piece of evidence was the Wiretap evidence heard in the case put CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders secretly recorded by the FBI. Participants hatched a plot to deceive Americans and disguise payments to Hamas as it launched a campaign of terror attacks. CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad joined Hamas big shots at the summit.
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A Criminal Charity By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Homeland Security: U.S. citizens have spoken with a resounding verdict of GUILTY and said they’re not going to tolerate those who fund terror in this country under the cover of Muslim charity.
In one of the biggest wins yet in the battle against terror-financing, federal prosecutors convinced a Texas jury to convict the nation’s largest Muslim charity and five of its former organizers of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Jurors read guilty verdicts on all 108 felony charges in the conspiracy — a clean sweep for the Justice Department, which streamlined its case against the Dallas-based Holy Land Foundation after a mistrial last year. It also got a new judge, who allowed previously banned evidence. Donations are the lifeblood of jihadist groups such as Hamas. With the help of willing co-conspirators, they conceal their activities and use the Muslim obligation of charitable giving to mask support for their murderous agenda. But Americans won’t be fooled. This verdict sends a clear message to Islamists still operating within the terror-support network in America that the courts will view their cash as the moral equivalent of a car bomb. And that this country will not be used as a cash cow for terrorists operating here or abroad. Over the course of the years-long case, prosecutors put more than 300 co-conspirators on notice. They include prominent Muslim leaders and major Muslim groups once thought moderate and mainstream — including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lobbies the government from its headquarters in the nation’s capital. One of the guilty defendants in the case, Ghassan Elashi, was a founding director of CAIR. He and the others could face up to 20 years in prison. Wiretap evidence heard in the case for the first time put CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, at a Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders and activists secretly recorded by the FBI. Participants hatched a plot to deceive Americans and disguise payments to Hamas as it launched a campaign of terror attacks. CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad joined Hamas big shots at the summit. Washington officials who agree to meet with CAIR so it can mau-mau them about “anti-Muslim bigotry” and “politics of fear” ought to study that evidence to understand what CAIR is and is not. Prosecutors argued that CAIR’s leaders are part of a wider conspiracy overseen by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egypt-based jihadist group and parent to Hamas. In fact, court papers list Ahmad as a key Brotherhood leader in the U.S. Prosecutors unveiled a secret Brotherhood memo outlining the group’s ambitions in America. The memo, written in Arabic, calls for “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated, and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” Thanks to the Holy Land trial, we now know the true agenda of CAIR and other Islamist groups in the U.S.: the abolition of the U.S. system as we know it, and support for designated terror groups.