In a bit of twisted irony, US Muslim organizations like CAIR, the Council on American and Islamic Relations, who claimed to have been badly maligned by the US government for having their connections made public, judge, Jorge Solis, nonetheless, ordered his own ruling on the government’s list to be released, which shows just how connected they were on a number of pages in his ruling:

From MyPetJawa: The Government identifies four portions of the record from the first trail that purportedly established that CAIR was a “joint venturer and co-conspirator”: (1) a Government exhibit showing the objective of the Palestine Committee is to support Hamas; (2) a Government exhibit showing CAIR founder Omar Ahmad is part of the Palestine Committee and Mousa Abu Marzook is its head; (3) a Government exhibit listing CAIR as part of the Palestine Committee; and (4) the testimony of Special Agent Lara Burns and accompanying exhibits placing the CAIR founder at the 1993 Philadelphia conference and describing the CAIR founder’s mediation of a dispute between HLF and Ashqar over Hamas fundraising . (Resp. at 12-13.) The Government does not mention any occasion where it used the 801(d)(2)(E) hearsay exception to introduce a statement of CAIR. The four pieces of evidence the government relies on, as discussed below, do create at least a prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas. (p. 6-7)

Thanks to the DallasNewsCrimeBlog for the following:

2009 order on Holy Land Foundation unindicted coconspirator list

So no matter how you slice it, CAIR, which at first glance thought this a great PR triumph, has in fact, only been shown to be the coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial that was known to have been the case all along. Thanks to the judge who wanted to “set things right”, who in fact, set things right. KGS


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