From Rachel Ehrenfeld in Jewish World Review, with thanks to margelfand:
Unfortunately, Attorney General John Ashcroft’s Justice Department is moving too slowly to indict Islamic charitable groups in this country that collect and distribute millions of dollars to terrorists that kill innocent civilians in the Middle East daily.
It’s been nearly a month, for instance, since Ashcroft announced the indictment of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation and its leaders for providing material support to the Hamas terrorist group.
At a press conference announcing the indictment in late July, Ashcroft declared: “There is no distinction between those who carry out terrorist attacks and those who knowingly finance them,” adding that the United States “will ensure that both terrorists and their financiers meet the same, certain justice.”
Since then, little has transpired. The U.S. government seems to be dragging its feet on indicting those who finance Islamist terrorists “” based, in large part, perhaps on sensitivity about their identity.