ACLU pushing for more money for Hamas
The American Civil Liberties Union released a report (together with a You Tube video) attacking the U.S. government’s efforts to shut down terrorist-financing charities. The report was based on 120 interviews, 115 of which were conducted with Muslim community leaders and other Muslims “directly affected by” U.S. government policies regarding the charities.
It suggests (contrary to a substantial body of evidence) — that the U.S. government was wrong to have acted against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation and other charities accused of raising money for terrorist organizations. The report also perpetuates the myth that the United States government may be planning to prosecute persons for unwittingly contributing to charities that were fronts for terrorism.
The ACLU asserts that post-September 11 policies targeting these charities have a “disproportionate” effect on Muslims and “are undermining American Muslims’ protected