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September 4 , 2007
Most Important Terrorism Funding
Cloaked in Deception
'Charity' Fund Raisers for Hamas
The Holy Land Foundation case is critical for the
Depending on the verdict, the
and throw down the 'welcome mat' to any and all terror
fund raisers who wish to operate in the
finally close up a breach in the judicial wall of our nation's security.
Daily Trial Update Sources
Daily trial coverage, analysis and exhaustive documentation includes audio and video clips at site of Counterterrorism Expert Steven Emerson Investigative Project on Terrorism
Daily trial coverage and other terror related articles at Dr. Walid Phares’ site CounterTerrorismBlog
Selected Government Exhibits & Documents from
The Nine/Eleven Finding Answers Foundation
“War is deception” and other notable quotes
By Donna Diorio
My personal journey following this story began on February 17, 1993 when there was a tiny article in the New York Times "
Two weeks prior, the article reported, "
The information had come out of the arrest in Israel of Mohammed Salah, an Arab-American who served time in
"CHICAGO AND WASHINGTON, D.C., AREA MEN AMONG THREE INDICTED IN RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY IN U.S. TO FINANCE HAMAS TERROR ABROAD Fugitive Hamas Official In Syria Among Those Charged" Department of Justice press release of August 20, 2004
Many in the
Paper trail leads to Hamas Dallas Morning News July 15, 2005
In August of 2004, Salah along with Abdel Haleem al-Ashqar, and Deputy Political Leader of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, were indicted on Hamas-related racketeering charges.
In July 2007, Salah was sentenced to 21 months in prison on obstruction of justice charges for lying about ties to Hamas, BUT he was acquitted of the terrorism-related charges.
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE HLF TRIAL IN
Much in every way.
In the autumn of 1994 the Holy Land Foundation and the Islamic Association for
CBS News reported this in October 1994, and the Dallas Morning News on Nov. 11, 1994 in an article titled Muslims, ex-FBI official clash on documentary.
In 1996, Dallas Morning News Metro reporter Steve McGonigle began to write the occasional report on the Holy Land Foundation in
In May 1996 the Israeli government outlawed the Holy Land Foundation in
By April 1996 the newspaper was the target of an ongoing protest campaign accusing it of anti-Muslim reporting. An intense media campaign was waged to make the government and media investigations about bias in public opinion rather than about terrorist ties. The newspaper was definitely intimidated by the accusations and appears to have reigned in their reporting by the summer before September 11, 2001. CAIR announced an agreement had been made with the
Hard Copies from the now defunct Infocom DallasNOTnews website, and War of Words, Dallas Observer 5/18/2000 by Mark Donald.
Infocom was raided by the FBI on September 5th, 2001. The Holy Land Foundation was raided in December 2001.
The HLF investigation had begun in 1992 according to the 2004 paper of David E. Henifin, Department of State: The National Defense University National War College asks, What Took So Long?
Bill Clinton served from 1993 to 2001. The
Two presidents and two opposite responses to the
The Holy Land Foundation trial is the result of Presidential leadership that does not pretend we are helpless to turn the tide in a war against terrorism and does not ignore--like the mainstream media does--that the enemy is operating undercover among us much like the Mafia did in generations past. [Please view the U.S. Terror Map on the InvestigativeProject.com website, "The Terrorist Network in
I believe the verdict--and our future--is in the balance and we must rise to the occasion. An under-informed public is a very dangerous thing and that is exactly what we have in this case.?
When the media does not report, then they are the only ones privileged to decide our future.
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Hamas's Rock Star
By day he was an engineer working for the city of
On weekends he entertained at fundraisers for a terrorist group.
by Todd Bensman The Weekly Standard 02/13/2006, Volume 011, Issue 21
JUST DAYS after his party's upset landslide in the Palestinian elections, Hamas's supreme political leader, Khaled Meshal, was thrust into an unfamiliar spotlight, on the front page of the New York Times and in the looping reels of cable news shows. The whole world seems these days to hang on every defiant word Khaled utters from his hideout in
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Infocom’s Elashi Brothers Sentenced
Hazim Elashi and Ihsan “Sammy” Elashi Operated Infocom Corporation
United States Attorney Richard B. Roper announced that Hazim Elashi and his brother, Ihsan “Sammy” Elashi, were sentenced today …to 66 months imprisonment and will be deported after his sentence is served. Ihsan Elashi was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment which is to run consecutive to the 48-month sentence he is presently serving.
These two defendants, along with their three brothers, Bayan Elashi, Ghassan Elashi and Basman Elashi, operated a family-run,
Not So Holy After All
The Bush administration takes on a Hamas front group.
by Stephen Schwartz The Weekly Standard 12/17/2001, Volume 007, Issue 14
LAST WEEK President Bush made a long-overdue decision. He ordered the closing of the Holy Land Foundation, a front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, headquartered in
We seek to digest the facts, spit out as much rhetoric, bias and prejudice as possible, shine a light
on the under-reported aspects, then position ourselves before God to pray as He leads.
This will produce much more effective Issachar prayer warriors for
–Donna Diorio www.israelprayer.com