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2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
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DALLAS —  Two founding members of what was once the nation's largest Muslim charity were each sentenced to 65 years in prison Wednesday for funneling millions of dollars to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Shukri Abu Baker, 50, and Ghassan Elashi, 55, were among the five members of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development sentenced to prison by U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis. The men and Holy Land were convicted in November on 108 charges.

The convictions followed a mistrial in which the government in 2007 failed to sway jurors that the now-defunct charity, based in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was in fact aiding Hamas.

The two Holy Land leaders were convicted on charges ranging from supporting a terrorist organization to money laundering and tax fraud. The group wasn't accused of violence but of bankrolling Hamas-controlled schools and social welfare programs.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522239,00.html
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 09:27:39 PM »
More candidates for 0Bama's pardon list?

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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 11:27:13 PM »
More candidates for 0Bama's pardon list?

Candidates for Øbama's cabinet, methinks.  Probably as undersecretaries at Homeland Security, or the NSA.
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 07:25:12 AM »
They made the news after 9/11. I thought they had been forgotten. Good on the prosecutors for sticking with it.
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 07:56:33 AM »
Those two should be kept in solitary for the entire duration of their sentences.  No need for them to keep busy "recruiting" the prison population.
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 08:33:59 AM »
Don't mess with Texas.

Is this the same case where one of the jurors intimidated the other jurors, according to Steve Emerson?

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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 06:34:46 AM »
Those two should be kept in solitary for the entire duration of their sentences.  No need for them to keep busy "recruiting" the prison population.


are you kidding?  i don't think i've ever seen a better example of people who need to be roomed with the aryan brotherhood...

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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009, 09:42:24 AM »
are you kidding?  i don't think i've ever seen a better example of people who need to be roomed with the aryan brotherhood...

Yeah, cool. Both groups need to learn how our cultural differences enrich us all.

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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 07:34:41 PM »
Those two should be kept in solitary for the entire duration of their sentences.  No need for them to keep busy "recruiting" the prison population.


They should be marched to the nearest brick wall and shot in the head.
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 07:55:56 PM »
are you kidding?  i don't think i've ever seen a better example of people who need to be roomed with the aryan brotherhood...
Isn't there some sort of a hint that radical muslims and arayn brotherhood types at least tolerate each other for the time being as they share a common hatred?
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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 10:02:03 AM »
Isn't there some sort of a hint that radical muslims and arayn brotherhood types at least tolerate each other for the time being as they share a common hatred?

admittedly, my knowledge of the AB is limited to what was on the history channel's "Gangland" program, but my impression is that they hate everyone.

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Re: 2 Founders of Muslim Charity Get 65 Years Each for Funding Hamas
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 02:04:45 AM »
These are American citizens, right? Why aren't they being SHOT for treason? This country doesn't know who their enemies are any more, do they?

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