Thursday, November 12, 2009

Feds Seizing Shia Properties in New York, New York

From the Associated Press tonight:

Feds act to seize skyscraper, 4 mosques

Prosecutors say building owners illegally funneled money to Iran

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - 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 in Virginia, and a 36-story office tower in New York.


I’m betting there’s a U.S. Attorney in New York (U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara) who hasn’t checked this week’s emails from AG Eric Holder. I’m thinking of the one telling the troops to think “Diversity First” when conducting--or not conducting--counterterrorism right now.

No comments: