Muslim Holy Land Foundation Claimed to be Linked to Hamas

July 27, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

On July 27, 2004 the reported, "A Texas-based Muslim charity and seven of its directors and fund-raisers have been charged with supporting the militant Palestinian group Hamas and with money laundering and conspiracy. A federal grand jury in Dallas returned the 42 charges against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and the seven men in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday... John Boyd, a New Mexico lawyer, said the foundation was a charitable group and there are no allegations in the complaint that say the group gave money to Hamas... Holy Land Foundation, which was once the largest U.S.-based Muslim charity, was shut down when the U.S. government seized its assets after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."