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Thank you Mr. President - It was necessary but not sufficient.

Date Written    :  Dec 05, 2001
Date Modified :   Dec 05, 2001

Mr. President, we thank you for the strong words and the limited actions against those who aid terrorists.

Bush administration froze the assets Dec 04 of an American Islamic foundation and two overseas groups accused of financing the terrorist Palestinian organization Hamas. The administration also shut four U.S. offices of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an organization based in Richardson, Texas, that raised 13 million dollars last year. The largest Muslim charity in the United States, was in fact "funding" terrorists of Hamas. Various documents were found at Holy Land offices in Texas, New Jersey, California, Illinois.  We feel that it was necessary but not sufficient.

It is the third time since October that the administration has frozen assets of groups suspected of aiding terrorists and is the first time that it had taken concrete steps in the interests of its close ally Israel. What about the charities which are run by Saudis, Egyptians and Syrians to support the terrorist activities in Palestine against Israel?  What about the banks and Financial institutes running in Lebanon and Syria? They are no different than those whose assets have been frozen. How can the peace and democracy loving people "do business" with them?

The other two financial groups targeted are based in Palestinian-controlled territory called Al Aqsa International Bank and the Beit El-Mal Holdings Company.  Mind us......   both are working hand-in-hand and that too in Palestinian areas.  The world should not think that Palestanian Authority will all of a sudden shut them down. 

These investors who are no different than the other Muslim charities and Banks who also have a hand in the fundings which directly or indirectly route through various Banks and investment groups in US, Europe and Asia.  The Al-Aqsa bank is in fact owned by the Jordanian Islamic Bank.

Mr. President Bush, we do not know whether it is a coincidence, but Jordan, the acting head nation of the Arab League, has called for an emergency Arab ministerial meeting on Sunday in Cairo to discuss the latest Israeli military escalation in the Palestinian territories.  Earlier in support of Israel, US had said,  "Israel is a sovereign power... Israel has a right to defend itself" but how do you (US) react to emergency Arab meeting.

Anyways, Thank you Mr. President for continuing your bombing in Afghanistan and freezing of assets in the (?)holy(?) period of Ramzan (Ramadan)  We also welcome the statement given in an interview on ABC television that there may be need to use military troops elsewhere. 

The incidences occurring in Israel  and many more incidences at an International level, gives us a clear story of how Islamic terrorists are spreading Jihad at a very rapid pace. World  needs to know that the common threat to human survival is to deal with the International Terrorism, Islamic Terrorism being the worst of all.  

Also read : 
Unequal response of the Israelis -- An open letter to Mr. Ariel Sharon
"Do not try to appease Arabs at our expense" - Ariel Sharon
Appeasement of Muslims - A United Nuisance


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