November 24, 2008, - 9:54 pm

Finally!: Holy Land Foundation Terrorist Funders Convicted of 108 Counts (Crocodile Tears)

By Debbie Schlussel
L-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l! Imagine me making that same high-pitched hyena noise the Arabs do whenever they’re celebrating or happy over us saving their precious Kuwait or them toppling two large American towers with 3,000 Americans in them.
Here’s why. Keep in mind, I’ve been writing about the Holy Land Foundation for over a decade, before most people ever heard of it:

A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case after a mistrial last year, and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex evidence presented in the massive case. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges.


So Sad, Too Bad: Your Hubby/Daddy is a Mass Murderer

Zolfa Elaydi (center), Son Jihad & Daughter Fidaa

Later Monday, the jury determined that Holy Land should forfeit $12.4 million in defendants’ assets because of several convictions on money laundering charges related to the case. . . .
“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”

So was Jeffrey Dahmer. And he killed fewer people.

But critics of the government case argued that even convictions would carry an asterisk noting that it took untold millions of taxpayer dollars, 15 years of investigation and two long, high-profile trials to finally convince a jury of the defendants’ guilt.

Well, it’s about time the feds actually won one big one in 8 lazy years of barely trying. But actually, they sorta lost this, since it took ’em 15 years to do it, since this was the second trial and three of five defendants who should’ve been punished were acquitted of most charges. Only Ghassan Elashi and Shukri Abu Baker and three others were convicted, yesterday.
Oh, and then there’s that matter of how the government ignored FBI Agent Robert Wright for years and then demoted and tried to fire him when he insisted the government go after HLF (and after he balked at the U.S. deporting HLF financier and top HAMAS figure Musa Abu Marzook). Wright’s “Operation Vulgar Betrayal” helped start the investigation into Marzook and Holy Land Foundation way back when.
In fact, the feds did not want to pursue HLF, but their hand was forced by Special Agent Wright, often a lone courageous figure, whom they repeatedly persecuted. I wrote about all of this in a 2004 New York Post column.
But, hey, at least it’s something.
The funniest phrase in this article by Dallas Morning News reporters Jason Trahan and Tanya Eiserer is this clueless thought:

[E]fforts at fighting terrorism financing in court have been troubled, even though the flow of funds seems to be effectively shut down.

“Effectively shut down”? Are you fricking kidding me? Hilarious. Puh-leeze. Muslims tied to Hezbollah and HAMAS are sending funds “back home” every single day–funds money-laundered and obtained from cigarette smuggling, Bridge Card/food stamp fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, real estate fraud, etc., etc., etc.
The only thing that’s been “effectively shut down” is the federal investigation into this stuff, with the elimination of the U.S. Customs Service Office of Investigation and its “Operation Greenquest.” Fortunately, some overtaxed state police agencies are picking up some of the slack, but it’s a drop in the bucket.
Now, the question is whether Federal Judge Jorge A. Solis throws the book at these scumbags who financed mass murder of innocent civilians, or whether he goes soft on them.
We’ll see. Stay tuned.
Rot in Hell, bitches.

11 Responses

Well said, Debbie.

Anonymous1 on November 24, 2008 at 10:29 pm

I wonder what CAIR is going to say about this. They were named an “unindicted” co-conspirator in this case.
By the way, what is an “unindicted co-conspirator”?

i_am_me on November 25, 2008 at 12:21 am

TAKE THAT ASSHOLES…Couldn’t have happened to a raunchier bunt of weasels.

Jackson Pearson on November 25, 2008 at 12:39 am

Federal prosecutors win 90% of cases. They lose most Muslim cases because the President pronounced “islam is peace,” 6 days after 9-11, and until recently a majority deferred common sense to that idiocy. Unfortunately, Obama’s views are even more dhimmi than those of the oil patch brat.

supercargo on November 25, 2008 at 6:33 am

“My dad is not a criminal!” sobbed one courtroom observer after the verdicts were read. “He’s a human!”
So was Jeffrey Dahmer. And he killed a lot less people.
Very good point, Debbie.
I have actually wondered if these scumbags are human. I am sure that they lose their soul (their humanity) when they devote themselves to Islam.

PersonOfTheBook on November 25, 2008 at 8:31 am

Well wadda ya know! We finally got one!
Debbie, weren’t you predicting an aquittal in this case? I forget.
Too bad Sami Al-Arian got off the hook.
On another semi-related note, I’m curioius to see if the change in administrations results in the dropping of those ridiculous charges against Steve Rosen and Kieth Weismann. Talk about another Bush Administration screw-up!

There is NO Santa Claus on November 25, 2008 at 8:34 am

Is anyone else having posting problems due to the TypeKey –> TypePad transition? I’m having the same issue at JihadWatch, so wanted to see if it’s any different here, and from my vantage point, looks like it ain’t.

Infidel Pride on November 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

Debbie … thank you for the many links you provide to past articles … today’s was especially enlightening!
There’s still alot to rot …
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan

Jimmy on November 25, 2008 at 10:40 am

Now, get out.

interestinconundrum on November 26, 2008 at 10:30 am

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