NEW YORK (Nov. 12) — Federal prosecutors took steps Thursday 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 against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets.
The assets include bank accounts; Islamic centers consisting of schools and mosques in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston; more than 100 acres in Virginia; and a 36-story glass office tower in New York.
Confiscating the properties would be a sharp blow against Iran, which has been accused by the U.S. government of bankrolling terrorism and trying to build a nuclear bomb. . . .
The Alavi Foundation is the successor organization to the Pahlavi Foundation, a nonprofit group used by the shah to advance Iran's charitable interests in America. But authorities said its agenda changed after the fall of the shah.
In 2007, the United States accused Bank Melli of providing services to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and put the bank on its list of companies whose assets must be frozen. Washington has imposed sanctions against various other Iranian businesses. Read More.
On behalf of the American People I just wnat to thank allah for the land and cash he has given the american people. Your genorostiy has been dully noted :)
I do not know if you guys know this but the GRANDSON of none other than the AYATOLLAH KHOIMEINI called HOSSEIN KHOMEINI, who is a Shia cleric, has come to the following conclusions:
1.The Iranian-Islamic revolution has been a disaster for the country.
2.He is 100% for a secular state,separation of mosque and state.
3.Sharia rule will come but only when the MAHDI comes,till them a secular state with full human rights is the best thing.
4.He is even in favor of a US invasion of Iran to overthrow the regime,which he says violates human rights.
I don't know what theology he uses but he seems sincere,like MAGDI ALLAM,when he was a Muslim.And HOSSEIN KHOMEINI had actually participated in the 1979 Islamic revolution as a teenager.
I say he is a real moderate Muslim.
I forgot to add that to find out more about Hossein Khomeini go to "Hussein Khomeini"in wikipedia and read INSIDE THE REVOLUTION:how the followers of Jihad,Jefferson and Jesus are battling to dominate the Middle East and transform the world,pages 237-243(by JOEL ROSENBERG)
I have been reading a bit about the Crusades and there is the fascinating case of the KNIGHTS TEMPLARS who existed for almost 200 years,1119-1312 AD.
Their headquarters were in the Al-Aqsa Mosque,then called the TEMPLE of SOLOMON by the Christians.That was why they are called the TEMPLARS.
They were warrior monks and very brave.As far as I have been able to find out they didn't commit atrocities.20,000 of them died in battle against the Muslims and they were the bravest of the crusaders.Their rule was NEVER to RETREAT unless outnumbered 3 to 1.
I add this to show that the reality of the crusaders is not as dark as the Muslims paint it.The KNIGHTS TEMPLARS were pious and only fought soldiers,and fought to preserve Europe from being submerged in a Muslim jihad.
The Muslim Turks conquered ARMENIA in 1065,they defeated the BYZANTINES horribly in MANZIKERT in 1071 in Asia Minor.Had the crusaders not gone to war in 1095 Constantinople would have been taken alot sooner than 1453 or 350 years later.
When the crusaders took over Jerusalem in 1099 they commited 3 days of massacre.When the TURKS took over Constantinople in 1453 THEY also commited 3 days of massacre,but the Muslim apologists don't say that.
The Turks saw their military campaigns in Europe as more than a colonialist-imperialist enterprise.They saw it ALSO as JIHAD.Their soldiers actually BELIEVED they would go to heaven if they died.
So than when SULEYMAN,the Ottoman Sultan,failed to take Vienna in 1529,he took 50,000 European women and children with him as slaves fro work and harems.The CRUSADERS never took 50,000 Muslim women for European harems.
In 1683 the Turks were defeated from taken Vienna again.JOHN SOBIESKI with 30,000 Poles defeated 90,000 Turks.
After finishing a campaign he said:"I came,I saw,I conquered(veni,vidi,vici)."JOHN SOBIESKI said of his victory:"I came,I saw,GOD conquered."
After the victory the bakers of Vienna created a new bread in the shape of the CRESCENT MOON,to be eaten in commemoration.We know it as the CROISSANT(French for crescent).
One legend has it that a CAPUCHIN(kind of Franciscan) friar found sacks of coffee and created CAPUCHINO COFFEE.
So when the Turks left they took 80,000 European women and girls that they could for harems.Did the CRUSADERS ever take 80,000 Muslim women for European harems?
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