Recently an erroneous story circulated to the effect that ISNA and CAIR had been removed from the unindicted co-conspirator list — see here. The story turns out to be even worse for Hamas-linked CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT, three of the most important Islamic supremacist organizations in the U.S. today: the judge’s actual ruling has just been unsealed, and as it turns out, the judge reaffirmed the three organizations’ links with Hamas. He was only taking issue with the publication of the unindicted co-conspirator list. “Judge’s ruling on Islamic groups as ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ made public,” by Josh Gerstein at Politico (of all places), November 19 (thanks to D. C. Watson):
A federal judge’s long-secret ruling that federal prosecutors violated the rights of three major American Islamic organizations and others named as unindicted co-conspirators in a Texas terrorism support case finally became public on Friday.
However, publication of the ruling is a mixed blessing for the groups: the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust. That’s because U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis found that the government presented “ample evidence to establish the association” of the three organizations with Hamas, a Palestinian group that the U.S. has labeled as a terrorist organization and with a defunct charity convicted in the terrorism support case, the Holy Land Foundation.
NAIT appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn Solis’s ruling and have it unsealed. The federal appeals court recently agreed that the ruling should be unsealed and suggested that parts of it went too far, but the appeals panel refused to change it….