Patterico's Pontifications


DMN Columnist Tells us Why we should care about the Holy Land Foundation Terror Trial

Filed under: Law,Terrorism — DRJ @ 7:16 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Previously, Justin Levine wrote here and here about an important terror trial pending in Dallas that has received little media attention. Dallas Morning News’ columnist Rod Dreher agrees we should all care more about this trial:

The HLF trial is exposing for the first time how the international Muslim Brotherhood – whose Palestinian division is Hamas – operates as a self-conscious revolutionary vanguard in the United States. The court documents indicate that many leading Muslim-American organizations – including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society – are an integral part of the Brotherhood’s efforts to wage jihad against America by nonviolent means.

The Muslim Brotherhood is an affiliation of at least 70 Islamist organizations around the world, all tracing their heritage to the original cell, founded in Egypt in 1928. Its credo: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” Sayyid Qutb, hanged by the Egyptian government in 1966 as a revolutionary, remains its ideological godfather. His best-known work, Milestones, calls for Muslims to wage violent holy war until Islamic law governs the entire world.”


How to be an Agro-Terrorist in One Easy Lesson

Filed under: Terrorism — DRJ @ 4:30 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

From VOA News:

There is growing concern that farms and ranches in the western U.S. could become the target of agroterrorism. The devastating outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Britain and continental Europe have state officials in the U.S. west concerned that a terrorist could disrupt their communities and the food supply with a chemical or biological agent.”


“Something Has Changed” in Mexico

Filed under: Immigration,Terrorism — DRJ @ 8:32 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

The Houston Chronicle reports disturbing news about Mexico’s recent pipeline explosions (discussed initially in this post):


Judge Acquits Yagman of Some (But Not All) Counts, Delays Sentencing

Filed under: Crime,General,Scum — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It appears that Federal District Judge Stephen V. Wilson has granted a motion by Stephen Yagman for acquittal as to six of the nineteen counts of which he was convicted.

Read Judge Wilson’s order here.

For those of who are subtraction challenged, thirteen felony counts remain. The sentencing has been moved to November 5.

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