Quoting from Egerton's report at DMN:
When I asked national CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper for an interview, he responded with this e-mail: "Peace. Perhaps speak to his attorney. She is the best source of information on the case." Hooper did not respond when I followed up with written questions about CAIR's view of the deportation case and its relationship with Sadoun.It may be a little early to celebrate media courage but CAIR seems to be increasingly on defense lately. It is still claiming that it was unfairly tied to the Holy Land Foundation trial as an unindicted co-conspirator. I blogged about this here. Egerton points out that Sadoun helped found a group with ties to Hamas.
Sadoun's attorney, Kimberly Kinser of Richardson, didn't respond to my phone call and e-mail.
Federal authorities say Sadoun, when applying for an immigrant visa in 1993, failed to disclose his role in founding the United Association for Studies and Research, my Dallas Morning News colleague Jason Trahan reports. The FBI says the UASR, based in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and now defunct, was formed to benefit Hamas.For more on the UASR, click here.
The U.S. later designated Hamas a terrorist organization because of its support for suicide bombings against Israel.
Former leaders of UASR include a top Hamas official, Mousa Abu Marzook, who is wanted on terrorism charges in the U.S. and believed to be in Syria; and Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is imprisoned in this country on a 2004 terrorism financing conviction related to a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's crown prince.
Read the entire DMN piece too.