Monday, August 27, 2007
Our own US Justice Department is now going to sponsor an Islamist convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) — an unindicted co-conspirator in the ongoing federal Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding case.
For those of you who've forgotten, ISNA is the Saudi funded front group used to promulgate the Islamist wahabi doctrine by taking over and radicalizing America's mosques and madrassahs. If even half of the stuff that's come out in the the Holy Land Foundation trial is accurate, they've been involved in raising money for terrorist organizations as well...and our Justice department is going to co-sponsor their annual convention.
Needless to say, this isn't sitting well with the DOJ's rank and file lawyers, who are afraid it could undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation 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.
But not everybody sees it that way...here's a quote from an e-mail by one Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, acting deputy chief of the Voting Rights Division:
"This is an important outreach opportunity, and a chance to reach a community that is at once very much discriminated against, and very wary of the national government and its willingness to protect them.
"It would be a great step forward to break through those barriers. And Chicago is lovely this time of year."
A second lawyer responded to Mrs. Lorenzo-Giguere's e-mail by saying that it "seems like an odd time for one part of DOJ to lend credence and visible support to ISNA at the same time DOJ prosecutors will be called on to defend their decision to name ISNA as a conspirator."
"Presumably the prosecutors have determined that they might need that testimony admitted; I hope we don't undermine their position."
It gets better.
Guess what the opening session at the convention is going to be? 'The threat and reality of U.S.-sponsored torture'.
Checkout the conferences' brochure:
"The extensive news coverage by the U.S. and international media sources makes it all too clear that the grim abuses in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and the sending of detainees to secret prisons around the world that are known to torture during interrogations, are not isolated incidents, but rather constitute policy of the U.S. government.
This session will describe the nature of U.S.-sponsored torture, the effects of torture on its victims, the efforts of the U.S. religious community, and what you can do to help end U.S.-sponsored torture."
Aside from the legal and moral implications, the DOJ won't reveal what this sponsorship is going to cost, either.
Your tax dollars at work....
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 12:57 PM