Monday, October 22, 2007

The Holy Land Foundation trial

The Holy Land Foundation trial verdicts read today only confused matters, not solved them. The one so-called acquittal is actually in doubt, not an accomplished fact. Ed Morrissey, at Captain's Quarters, fills in more details than I have seen locally at the KRLD Radio website. My main concern about this prosecution is that it is not clear that the funds from the Holy Land Foundation were used for anything but charity work. The problem is that the Palestinian charity organizations receiving the funds were part of Hamas. Since Hamas is on the list of terrorist organizations, therefore sending funds to the Hamas charity organizations was declared to be illegal. There seems to be a small bit of truth that this was equivalent to "driving while Black", except it was conducting charity work in Palestine as a Muslim.

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