Feds move to seize 4 mosques

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Do you support the seizures of Iranian assets?

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  4. Its a non-event, it will drag on for years in the courts

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  1. Chris
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    NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors are taking steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization. The organization — called the Alavi Foundation — has long been suspected of being under Iranian government control. Prosecutors say the foundation has been helping to illegally funnel money back to the Iranian government.

    The government filed a forfeiture action in federal court in New York to seize four mosques in the city and in Maryland, California and Houston. The government also wants to take control of a 36-story office tower on New York's Fifth Avenue.

    The filing starts what could be a drawn-out legal process.

    The Associated Press: Feds move to seizes 4 mosques, skyscraper
     
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    Hmmm.... these people are terrorists by government definition, but someone that kills 13 people while yelling, "Allah Akbar", might not be. Got to be a legal definition problem here. More farmers, less lawyers please.
     
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    could be?
     
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    I'm betting we're going to see many more arrests and other actions such as these seizures as a result of people being truly concerned about all the warnings about Hasan and how they were ignored.

    Then of course, any connections that may have been involved with Hasan, the imam, the money with Pakistan, etc., will also be swept up. Wanna bet we can't tell which are which?

    It will be interesting to see if 'terrorism' goes up as an issue in polling. That wouldn't bode well for the administration, unless of course they 'get tough.' I expect we'll see lots of 'toughness.'
     
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    Election toughness, not just for judges anymore.
    I'd have to see more to decide, but this could work out either way.

    Actual terrorists who couldn't be touched until the administration decided they needed to get tough
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    Someone making a name for getting tough on terror by chasing innocent, but easy, targets
     
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    Considering the 'Chicago Way' the WH and DOJ have been acting, I wouldn't be surprised that rights weren't protected too strongly.
     
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    this is just going to make them hate us more and recruit more terrorists....
     
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    Its not as good as it first looks, but its a start....
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-11-12-mosques-skyscraper-seized_N.htm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors Thursday took steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.
    In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front company.

    The assets include Islamic centers in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston, more than 100 acres (40 hectares) of land in Virginia, and a 36-story office tower in New York.
     
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    Link It
     
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    That's a good start...a little late in coming...

    I guess we're trying to be politically correct and not mistreat the Iranian assholes that profit by it...can't afford to piss them off.
     
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