US confiscating a quarter of “Holy Land Five” wife’s wages

Aviva StahlThe Electronic IntifadaNew York City11 March 2014 Majida Salem is no stranger to the heavy hand of the US criminal justice system. Her husband, former Holy Land Foundation chairman Ghassan Elashi, is currently serving 65 years after what supporters believe was a politically motivated prosecution. In their 2008 retrial, Elashi and four other men were found guilty of providing … Read more

Updates

Home Updates Jury returns no guilty verdicts, judge declares mistrial (October 22, 2007) Submitted by Editor on Mon, 10/22/2007 – 6:47pm. Updates After 19 days of deliberation during a one-month span, jurors finally reached a verdict for the Holy Land Foundation trial by about 3 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007. Because U.S. District Judge A. … Read more

Writing to the HLF 5

Writing to the HLF 5 Send a letter to the Holy Land Five. You can find the most up to date location of where federal prisoners are from this bureau of prisons link. To locate and find inmates, and to write to them you need their Inmate Name & Register Number: Ghassan Elashi 29687-177Shukri Abu-Baker 32589-177Mufid … Read more

Videos

Home Videos A Victory for Freedom, Justice and the Muslim Community Submitted by Editor on Mon, 10/29/2007 – 1:22pm. Videos Faces of the Holy Land Foundation Trial Submitted by Editor on Mon, 08/27/2007 – 5:13am. Videos Poem by Shukri Abu Baker of the Holy Land Foundation Submitted by Editor on Mon, 08/06/2007 – 3:41pm.

Weak case seen in failed trial of charity

By Greg Krikorian/Los Angeles TimesNovember 4, 2007 DALLAS — While the U.S. Justice Department ponders how it will retry its troubled terrorism finance case against a now- defunct Muslim charity, debris from the recent mistrial here shows signs of piling up at the White House doorstep. The nation’s biggest terrorism finance case ended so badly … Read more

Who is HLF?

Home Who is HLF? The Holy Land Foundation was the largest Muslim charity in the United States. Founded in 1989 in Culver City, Calif. near Los Angeles and based in Richardson, Texas, the foundation provided relief to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and occupied Palestine. It also aided other countries including Bosnia, Albania, Chechnya, Turkey … Read more

Why This Case Affects You

Home Why This Case Affects You As we’ve shown in our Counterpoints to the Case, the Holy Land Foundation is not being accused of providing funds to HAMAS, nor is HLF being accused of committing or supporting any acts of violence. So, what crime is the government charging HLF with? Feeding orphans. So, why is … Read more

Sentencing

Sentencing What did the Holy Land Five say during sentencing day? Shukri Abu Baker, President and CEO. Sentence: 65 yearsCounts: 34Inmate Number: 32589-177Location: Communications Management Unit, Terre Haute, Indiana “It was not hate for Israel or passion for politics that drove my destiny. Sanabel’s entire life had been a symphony of suffering and pain” — … Read more