Holy Land Foundation Escapes Conviction on Financing Terrorism

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After the horrors of September 11, President Bush said he would not only attack terrorists but issue orders to shut down their financing. A key front in this war was the Holy Land Foundation, a charity that raised millions of dollars for needy Arabs. The administration claimed that the Texas-based organization was helping Hamas, a terrorist organization, and filed criminal charges against HLF leaders. This week the prosecution of the foundation collapsed and a jury issued no guilty verdicts. The failure has raised serious questions about the use of executive power. Has the White House bungled the war on terror?

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Guests:
David D. Cole - American Civil Liberties Union / Georgetown University - @DavidColeACLU, Matthew Orwig - former US Attorney for Eastern District of Texas, Nihad Awad - Council on American-Islamic Relations - @NihadAwad, Brian Jenkins - RAND Corporation - @BrianMJenkins

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Dan Konecky, Carina Miller