A wise ruling: the National Socialist Party (that’s the Nazis, kids) had social programs also. “Court Upholds $156 Million Judgment Against Hamas Supporters,” from IPT News, December 3:
An appellate court has upheld a $156 million judgment against two organizations found to have provided financial support to Hamas and sent the claim against a third back to district court for a new trial. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday that eliminated the distinction between supporting the violent and social wings of a terrorist group.
“If you give money to an organization that you know to be engaged in terrorism, the fact that you earmark it for the organization’s nonterrorist activities does not get you off the liability hook,” Judge Richard Posner wrote for the majority.
The ruling favors Joyce and Stanley Boim, whose son David was shot and killed by Hamas terrorists in 1996. It upholds the damages against the Quranic Literacy Institute, a Chicago-area non profit that was accused of laundering money for Hamas and the American Muslim Society, which the judges found “did know and in giving money to the (Holy Land) Foundation was deliberately funneling money to Hamas.”
The court described the American Muslim Society as “an alter ego” of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). The IAP served as a Hamas propaganda arm in the U.S. Three IAP officials — Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad and Rafeeq Jaber — founded the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in 1994….
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