Dec. 22, 2017
Few Americans are aware of America’s largest terrorist prosecution in U.S. federal court, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation, et al. During the trial, in November of 2008, the government presented evidence that the Holy Land Foundation and five defendants provided approximately $12.4 million in support to Hamas and its goal of creating an Islamic Palestinian state by eliminating the State of Israel through violent jihad:
“In August of 2004, an alert Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer observed a woman wearing traditional Islamic garb videotaping the support structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was Ismail Elbarasse and detained on an outstanding material witness warrant issued in Chicago in connection with fundraising for Hamas. The FBI’s Washington Field Office subsequently executed a search warrant on Elbarasse’s residence in Annandale, Virginia. In the basement of his home, a hidden sub-basement was found; it revealed over 80 banker boxes of the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America.” One of the most important of these documents made public to date was entered into evidence during the Holy Land Foundation trial. It amounted to the Muslim Brotherhood’sStrategic Plan in America and was entitled, “An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.”
From the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, the innocuous-sounding “Explanatory Memorandum” explained how the Muslim Brotherhood sought to extend sharia into the United States and Canada. Another document referenced from the U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation trial was an undated paper titled “Phases of the World Underground Movement Plan.” It specified the five phases of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in North America.