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New federal trial pending for jihadist “Holy Land Foundation” Islamic jihadists channeling money to Muslim Brotherhood terrorists took a draw in federal court, will hear U.S. plans for second trial Wednesday, Nov. 14

(Christian Action Network) A spokesperson with the Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office told CAN News Wednesday, Nov. 7, a hearing is set for next week in Dallas Northern District Federal Court on trial proceedings against Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an organization U.S. prosecutors said is linked to terrorists.

Public Information Officer Kathy Colvin said she could only confirm publicly available information on the case. “The judge has issued a gag rule in the case, so I can’t comment any further,” she said.

The hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 14 will take place before U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to cover a prior federal jury trial’s inconclusive result – a hung jury – in late October that prompted a mistrial order stating, “The case is to be reassigned to another district judge for retrial.”

The 42-count indictment against the foundation and seven named individual defendants noted the so-called relief agency funded, “Haradat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya,” [aka HAMAS] “Arabic for the Islamic Resistance Movement,” stated the 56-page indictment obtained by CAN News.

The U.S. contends Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for HAMAS and founded what was then the Occupied Land Fund in 1988 to fulfill the fundraising mission of the Brotherhood’s “Palestinian Committee.”

HAMAS poured money from U.S. sources to its terrorists targeting Israeli citizens in their jihadist terror campaign, and they placated Arabic residents of the region in order to improve the political position of jihadist leaders, according to the case indictment narrative.

The arrangement was the design intended to make discovery and prosecution difficult in the U.S. legal system, a system masterminded by HAMAS spiritual leader and founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin.

The U.S. government prosecutors found out how difficult that would prove to be as a two-year process leading to a three-week jury trial resulted in a hung jury, mistrial ruling.

The indictment outlines many such subversive efforts, including October 1993, following the Oslo Accords, Holy Land Foundation leaders met in Philadelphia, PA.

“The purpose of the meeting was to determine their course of action in support of HAMAS’ opposition to the peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from the scrutiny of the United States Government,” the indictment stated.

Defendants were named as referring to HAMAS by name, expressing support for their “resistance” methods and goals and stating the U.S. should be “used as a fundraising platform.”

“The attendees acknowledged the need to avoid scrutiny by law enforcement officials…by masquerading their operations under the cloak of charitable exercise,” the indictment stated.

They would give nominal amounts to charities as part of this subterfuge, as defendant Shukri Abu Baker was quoted in the indictment document directly, saying, “We can give $100,000 to the Islamists and $5,000 to the others.”

“The attendees noted the danger of attracting the terrorist perception, which would undoubtedly compromise their efforts in supporting the violent jihad,” the indictment stated.

The indictment proceeded to note dates and dollar amounts of laundered moneys in a list of nearly 100 “overt acts” covered as U.S. code infractions, most of the federal felonies.

The other individuals named in the indictment in addition to Baker are Mohammad Il-Mezain, Ghassan Elashi, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulrahman Odeh.

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November 9, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, Homeland security, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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