Upcoming Holy Land Foundation Appeal for Justice - by Stephen Lendman
On September 1, the US 5th Circuit Appeals Court will hear arguments on behalf of five wrongly convicted Holy Land Foundation (HLF) principles. More on their case below.
On June 15, 2009 former UK MP turned activist George Galloway said:
"As I stand here in Dallas, I have to say it's one of the most monstrous injustices in modern times in America."
It's that and more, attorney Nancy Hollander, representing Shukri Abu Baker, HLF's President and CEO, saying:
"It's remarkable. My client was convicted of providing charity. There was not, in ten years of wiretapping his home, his office, looking at his faxes, listening to everything he said, there was not one word out of his mouth about violence to anyone or about support for Hamas."
HLF provided charity for needy people. Bush administration prosecutors called it a crime. So does Obama's Justice Department, also persecuting innocent Muslims lawlessly.
As a result, family and friends of convicted HLF principals ask, "Is it a crime to feed these children," showing images of three young boys no one would deny the right to food aid. In fact, anyone raising money for it is honorable, not villainous.
In today's America, however, "crimes" are anything prosecutors call criminal. Innocence or guilt doesn't matter. Victims are guilty by accusation. Justice is a mere artifact, discarded for political advantage and America's prison/industrial system appetite, illegally filling beds for control, profit, muscle flexing, and vengeance against soft targets to incite fear.
As a result, co-founder, President and CEO Shukri Abu Baker received 65 years in prison.
Co-founder, Chairman and former Executive Director Ghassan Elashi also got 65 years.
Mohammed el-Mezain, former Chairman, Head of California Operation 15 years.
Top fundraiser Mufid Abdulqader 20 years, and
Abdulrahman Odeh, Director of HLF East (New Jersey) 15 years.
A previous article discussed the case in detail, accessed through the following link: