Judge orders Islamic fundraiser for Hamas deported

[JURIST] A federal immigration judge Tuesday ordered the deportation from the United States of a Palestinian fund raiser for an Islamic charity alleged to have supported Hamas. Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, who was found to have been living in the US without a valid visa, had raised funds for the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development [archived website, official site closed by DOJ], which was charged last July [DOJ PDF press release] with funneling funds to Hamas [faction website], designated a terrorist organization [State Department official list] by the US government. The judge ruled that Hamdan should have known where the funds he raised were going. Read the HLF indictment [official PDF text]. AP has more.



 

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