Hamas Leaders Dominate HLF Speakers List
October 7, 2008
These men who were “martyred” were buddies of the HLF and their ilk.
DALLAS – Senior members of Hamas appeared at fundraising events sponsored by
the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and a related charity
called the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), an FBI agent testified
Agent Robert Miranda took the witness stand Tuesday afternoon in the Hamas
terror-financing trial of five former HLF officials. In addition to bringing
speakers from overseas, Miranda said, HLF also arranged “conference calls”
with speakers abroad to audiences in the United States. These calls included
solicitations for contributions to HLF.
Jihad was a common theme in these conferences that demonized Jews as enemies
and spoke against the Oslo peace process, Miranda said. Hamas symbols that
glorified martyrdom were conspicuously displayed. Speakers from regions as
diverse as Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, the West Bank, Gaza, and Palestine
appeared at MAYA (Muslim Arab Youth Association) conferences, IAP events,
Intifada festivals, and Ramadan events.
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