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September 25, 2008
DALLAS – After two days of background, prosecutors in the Hamas-support
trial against five former officials at the Holy Land Foundation for Relief
and Development (HLF) got to the heart of their case Thursday, presenting
evidence that the charity was the fundraising arm of a vast plan to help Hamas and to infiltrate the United States.
In doing so, they showed how two active national organizations, the Islamic
Society of North America (ISNA) and its parent, the (NAIT) were both tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and to HLF.
The Brotherhood <http://www.investig ativeproject. org/documents/ misc/135. pdf>
is an 80-year-old Egyptian religious and political movement that seeks to
instill Sharia, or Islamic law, as the controlling basis for society
throughout the world.
In court papers filed in July, prosecutors spelled out ISNA’s and NAIT’s
connections to the case:
“During the early years of the HLF’s operations HLF raised money and
supported HAMAS through a bank account it held with ISNA and NAIT,”
prosecutors wrote earlier this summer. “ISNA checks deposited into the
ISNA/NAIT account for the HLF were often made payable to “the Palestinian
Mujahideen,” the original name for the HAMAS military wing. From that
ISNA/NAIT account, the HLF sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to HAMAS
leader Mousa Abu Marzook; Nadia Elashi (defendant Ghassan Elashi’s cousin
and Marzook’s wife), Sheikh Ahmed Yassin‘s Islamic Center of Gaza, the
Islamic University, and a number of other individuals associated with
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