February 2012


Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. Attributed to the Talmud

An important reason why Europe is in its current debt crisis is because for decades it has been emulating the US example of creating a permanent “culture of debt”. (more…)

Today Dr. Dhafir was resentenced to 22 years (same sentence as before).  The fact that Dr. Dhafir remains unrepentant for sending food and medicine to starving Iraq civilians in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) continues to weigh heavily against him.  I plan a fuller explanation of what happened in court today later, in the meantime people can read my latest article on the case here.

Alarmist reporting on ‘terrorist’ threat

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

The January 31 ABC World News broadcastfeatured a blatantly propagandistic report on the supposed threat from Iran.(more…)

Lean On Me By Bill Withers

AFP

A Muslim businessman in Canada became a terror suspect for telling his sales staff in a text message to “blow away” the competition at a New York City trade show, a religious association said Friday. (more…)

Dr. Dhafir will be resentenced at the James Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, New York on Friday, February 3rd 2012, at 11 a.m. Judge Mordue’s courtroom is on the 12th floor and you will need a picture ID to enter the building.  Dr. Dhafir will not be present as he is too ill to travel.  A decision will be given at this time.  As a tribute to Dr. Dhafir, please help us fill the courtroom.

See the Resentencing Memo and some of the letters to Judge Mordue on Dr. Dhafir’s behalf.

Read Katherine’s latest article, Anatomy of a ‘Terrorism’ Prosecution: Dr. Dhafir and the Help the Needy Muslim Charity Case

Marjorie Cohn

Last week, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was sentenced to a reduction in rank but no jail time for leading his squad in a rampage known as “The Haditha Massacre.” (more…)

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