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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

US Congressman calls for investigation into Galloway group's fundraising

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Representative Brad Sherman (D-Cal) has asked the Attorney General to investigate whether George Galloway's (pictured) Viva Palestina raised money for Hamas on American college campuses last year.
In a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) urged a probe into Viva Palestina USA, a humanitarian aid convoy led by British lawmaker George Galloway that brought medical supplies to Gaza last July.

Both the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and Anti-Defamation League in recent months have urged Holder to investigate reports about the convoy's links to Hamas.

The groups made their requests after Galloway and other Viva Palestina USA members appeared and reportedly raised funds at some college campuses in the spring and summer.

"Clearly, people and organizations in the United States cannot be allowed to solicit funds for foreign terrorist organizations," Sherman wrote in his letter to Holder.

"That such solicitation is occurring during the middle of the day at a public university is truly frightening," he said, referring to the University of California, Irvine.
Read the whole thing.

Anyone think they weren't raising money for Hamas?


At 11:05 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hamas (whether they're good or bad) were elected in an internationally monitored free and fair election. Since then Gaza has been under siege. Who are we to punish people for the way they voted? Terrorist organization? It's easy to label an enemy a terrorist organization. For example, Nelson Mandela was on the terrorist list of the U.S.A. until he was 90 years old. Until then every time he entered the U.S. he did so by special permit. Freedom fighter or terrorist? Perhaps it depends on what side you're on.

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

As if the US doesn't fund the terrorist PLO directly...


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