December 12, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Attorneys for the Hamas linked Holy Land Foundation have petitioned a federal judge to dismiss many of the charges brought against it after a U.S. Treasury investigation resulted in the faux charity being shut down in 2001.
Basing their action on a November decision by Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins - a Clinton appointee - defense attorneys argued that the statute under which HLF was named as a terror funder, Executive Order 13224 is overbroad.
As detailed in a December 5 PipeLineNews.org article Ghassan Elashi's Sentencing Proves CAIR's Terror Ties Elashi, the founder of the Holy Land Foundation was convicted and sentenced in October to a near 7 year sentence in the InfoCom terrorism case and is awaiting a July trial in the HLF matter.
Elashi was found guilty of engaging in a conspiracy to sell computer hardware and services to terrorist entities and individuals including Mousa Abu Marzook, a Hamas leader living in Syria and the founder of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association for Palestine, the direct antecedent of the Council on Islamic American Relations, CAIR.
Litigants for the HLF include the Center for Constitutional Rights a radical lawyers association which was founded in 1966 by William Kunstler and the Humanitarian Law Project.
The Humanitarian Law Project is funded by Marxist apologist Aris Anagnos,
Anagnos was quoted in a 2002 LA Times article stating that Cuban communist dictator Castro was:
"one of the outstanding statesmen of the world today," and that "He has served his people faithfully and unselfishly and is a model for presidents to imitate."
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