Judge orders Islamic fundraiser for Hamas deported D. Wes Rist at 9:10 AM ET
[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.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.