U.S. War Against Terror
(Palm Beach Post, Paul Lomartire, 2/21/03): In October 2000, U.S. Immigration Judge R. Kevin McHugh ruled after seeing secret evidence that Al-Najjar was not a threat to national security. He also wrote that there was no evidence that either WISE or ICP “was a front for the Islamic Jihad.”
(3/8/03): Because of a reporting error, the Palm Beach Post Feb. 21 incorrectly said a U.S. immigration judge examined secret evidence provided by the U.S. government before ruling in October 2000 that Mazen al-Najjar was not a threat to national security.
The judge did not consider secret evidence in making that ruling. The error appeared in a story on the front page about the arrest on terrorism charges of Sami Al-Arian, a former professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Al-Najjar, who was deported last year, is the brother-in-law of Al-Arian.
(Washington Post, Pamela Ferdinand, 5/31/02): The Agency for International Development suspended support for the organization [Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development] last year because of its suspected ties to the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, which is designated by the United States as a terrorist organization.
(6/2/02): A May 31 article on a Harvard commencement speaker incorrectly described the legal status of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Its offices were raided and its funds were frozen in December after the U.S. government designated it a foreign terrorist organization.