Thursday, November 22, 2007

From LGF:

Islamist Professor Sentenced to 11 Years

Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 2:07:07 pm PST

Former Howard University professor Abdelhaleem Ashqar was sentenced today to more than 11 years in prison for refusing to testify to a grand jury in a Hamas funding case.

CHICAGO: A former professor accused of providing money to Hamas terrorists was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison and fined $5,000 for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury.

Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a former associate professor of business at Washington’s Howard University, showed no emotion as U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve imposed the sentence. But several relatives wept openly in the courtroom.

Ashqar was convicted earlier this year of criminal contempt and obstruction of justice for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the Palestinian militant movement Hamas on June 25, 2003. But he was acquitted of taking part in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at bankrolling the terrorist group Hamas.

Before being sentenced, Ashqar delivered a nearly two-hour passionate statement describing the suffering of Palestinian people under the Israeli occupation and saying he would rather go to prison than divulge the secrets of Palestinian militants.

“The only option was to become a traitor or collaborator and that is something that I can’t do and will never do as long as I live,” he told the court.

This guy was a professor at a US University. Unbelievable. Yet... not... really.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful former Tenn. Sen. Fred Thompson speaks to local residents during a stop at a local bar and grill, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Le Mars, Iowa. Thompson compared his Democratic rivals to race car drivers who only know how to turn left: 'It's like they're all in training for the NASCAR, you know, nothing but a left turn, just steady as she goes, all the way around,' he said in Iowa Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Monday, November 19, 2007

22 posted on 11/19/2007 9:21:08 AM CST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)


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