Making Terror Sponsors Pay
"$156 Million Award in Terrorist Killing," Matt O'Connor, Chicago Tribune, December 9
"In a landmark ruling in 2002, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in
Chicago said Islamic groups could be held liable if the Boims could establish that they aided and abetted David Boim's killing. In his ruling last month, Keys ruled that the Boims presented ample evidence that three of the defendants
knowingly supported Hamas and its terrorist activities. On Wednesday, the jury concluded the same about the fourth defendant, the Quranic Literacy Institute. Michael Kotzin, executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, said the case marks 'a watershed in the war on terrorism
and demonstrates that there have been significant links to international terrorist operations right here in Chicago.'... Haleem...contended that the
Boims and their lawyers had used 'their lobbying capacity' to get prosecutors to indict Salah and the Holy Land Foundation. 'They have taken this anti-Muslim hysteria and they've just played to it,' Haleem said. 'They've taken it and put it in front of the jury knowing there was a predisposition against us. It is religious persecution.' "