David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Noor Elashi is the 23-year-old daughter of Holy Land Foundation co-founder Ghassan Elashi, who found out only today that he will be sentenced in May following his conviction last November; he's looking at 15 years to life in prison, after having been among those convicted of donating to Hamas follow ... More >>
First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>
Ghassan Elashi With federal prosecutors making a second run at Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development officials, after their first attempt last year ended up in a more-or-less mistrial, the daughter of one of the defendants today writes about Part II for The Huffington Post ... More >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
Fresh off declaring a mistrial in the Holy Land Foundation case, Chief U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish of the Northern District of Texas this month will take senior status, leaving a vacancy in the federal courthouse downtown. By the end of next week, his replacement will likely be on his way to Dal ... More >>
Despite a hung jury, the trials are far from over
Rod Dreher, always one to point out Hamas-lovers at every turn. This is what I do on Sunday mornings: With one hand I grab my Dallas Morning News Points section, so I can read the latest drivel from right-wing editorialisto Rod Dreher, as though I were clutching up a big glassful of really bad-tasti ... More >>
Former UTD electrical engineering student Syed Maaz Shah got more than six years in prison last week. On Friday, in a court ruling that went with little local notice, a federal judge sentenced a former student at the University of Texas at Dallas to six and a half years in prison for his involvement ... More >>
Ingrid Mattson's group is listed as a co-conspirator in the feds' case against Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation. The Islamic Society of North America says its main purpose is to "be an exemplary and unifying Islamic organization in North America that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim ... More >>
While the Holy Land Foundation trial focuses attention on the role, if any, the Dallas-based charity had in financing Hamas, another Dallas-based charity has quietly dropped its lawsuit against author and former Bush administration official Matthew Levitt and his publisher over similar allegations. ... More >>
Last week we told you about how Steve McGonigle, reporter over at The Dallas Morning News, was trying to fight a federal subpoena. Because, see, the U.S. government wants him to testify next month when the government finally goes to trial with its case against the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundati ... More >>
And in other Belo-related news: Dallas Morning News reporter Steve McGonigle is trying like hell to keep from becoming a government witness in its case against the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation. The trial against seven former Holy Land Foundation and Development officials, charged with fundi ... More >>
This is the book that caused KinderUSA to sue a former Bush administration official, and his publishers, for libel. Kids in Need of Development, Education and Relief -- or KinderUSA -- is a charity that was founded in 2002 by a group of physicians and humanitarian relief workers who want to help chi ... More >>
Two weeks ago, attorneys representing seven former Holy Land Foundation and Development officials -- who're awaiting trial in federal court here on charges they funded terrorist activities -- asked U.S. District Judge Joe Fish to dismiss the government's charges against their clients. They claimed a ... More >>
I tore apart Dallas' Only Daily this morning looking for the story about how, on Monday, attorneys representing Holy Land Foundation asked a federal judge here to dismiss charges the U.S. government filed against it after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Didn't see anything; nothing on the We ... More >>
Until Monday, Abdel Jabbar Hamdan, a 46-year-old father of six U.S.-born children who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, had been in jail for two years. He was incarcerated on Terminal Island, a man-made island in Los Angeles where, during World War II, Japanese men were detained by the ... More >>
Buzz's soul is up for grabs. And the price ain't bad.
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