I must have been knee deep in turkey and dressing to miss the news of the conviction of the Holy Land Foundation and the individual defendants as reported in the Dallas News. There were convictions on all 108 counts.
Peter Margulies, a Roger Williams University law professor who studies terrorism financing cases, said, "The government showed in a streamlined case that where special assistance to the families of terrorists is concerned, cash is the moral equivalent of a car bomb."American Muslims need to hear and understand the message that aid to the families of terrorists, in Palestine and elsewhere, is aid to terrorism. It is NOT an effective argument to justify that aid by claiming Israelis are terrorists, too. That argument would not fly even if true.
One can only wonder what is next for the unindicted co-conspirators such as CAIR. Will the government be emboldened to go after them as well?