LOS ANGELES A fund-raiser for an Islamic charity with alleged links to terrorism today testified he believes the donations were for humanitarian projects.
Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, who founded an Anaheim mosque, also told a judge in Los Angeles that he should be freed as he fights deportation.
Hamdan was arrested on immigration charges last month as authorities unsealed an indictment against the Richardson, Texas,-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.
Hamdan’s detention has sparked protests by Southern California Muslims who see it as an unfair pressure tactic to get him to reveal information about Holy Land….
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking Hamdan’s release on bond.