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Holy Land Leader Wants his Day in Court


GARLAND -- The U.S. government considers Shukri Abu-Baker a dangerous man, a supporter of suicide bombers in the Middle East who is living an outwardly nondescript life in a Dallas suburb.

But almost two years after the Islamic charity he headed was shut down by President Bush, Abu-Baker is still trying to force the government to prove its case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in open court.

Abu-Baker, who became a U.S. citizen in 1989, said the raid on Holy Land was "equivalent to a psychological hurricane," taking away his job and cutting off his family's health benefits.

And he continues to proclaim his innocence, even as he waits for a federal grand jury's decision on whether Holy Land's officers have committed any crimes...

 

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