October 22, 2007, - 6:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I expected I’d get the CAIR e-mail gloating in my inbox over today’s Holy Land Foundation trial verdicts. And, sure enough, I did. That was one of the reasons a victory in today’s trial was so important. CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator, along with a host of other Islamic organizations that front for and support terrorism. And CAIR raised money for the Holy Land Foundation, despite loud “clues” that it was financing HAMAS “martyrs.”
And with today’s Justice Department loss, which I predicted, there is the highly audible cheering of Islamists–including CAIR–all over America, also very predictable. But as for CAIR’s reaction, while I disagree that these were innocents–CAIR knows and we all know (but for the jury) that they were knowingly funding terrorism–I can’t say I disagree with this excerpt of it. We lost, they won. And the consequences are deadly:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called today’s declaration of a mistrial in the case against the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Muslim charity a “stunning defeat” for the prosecution.
CAIR also said the absence of a single guilty verdict on 197 charges brought by the prosecution in the terror financing trial will help reinforce the Muslim community’s faith in America’s system of justice.
The jury initially brought back “not guilty” verdicts on the government’s most serious charges of material support for terrorism against the five HLF officials. However, jurors were deadlocked on other charges, forcing the judge to declare the mistrial.
The rest of their gloatation here (thanks to LGF).
Yes, it is a stunning defeat for good and right. And it does help reinforce Muslims’ faith in our “justice” system, because no matter what, there won’t be justice against them only for them and against us.
It is an incredible failure for those who tried this case. Though, they will hardly know it. They will move on to the next case, while more lives will be lost.
Taking bets: How long ’til the Holy Land for Relief and Development puts its shingle back up and once again opens for biz? Not long. Don’t worry. If not under the HLF name, then reconstituted under another.
It’s coming. And we’re losing.
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