U.S. Justice Department co-sponsors convention held by unindicted co-conspirator in terror funding case
What madness has overtaken us? “U.S. sponsors Islamic convention,” by Audrey Hudson in the Washington Times (thanks to all who sent this in):
The Justice Department is co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) “” an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case “” a move that is raising concerns among the Justice’s rank and file.
Justice lawyers have objected to the affiliation with ISNA, fearing it will undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in Dallas.
“There is outrage among lawyers that the Department of Justice is funding a group named as a co-conspirator in a terrorist financing case,” said a Justice lawyer who spoke to The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity.
According to an e-mail from Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, acting deputy chief of the Voting Rights Division, the sponsorship will involve sending government lawyers to man a booth for the Labor Day weekend event in Illinois.