Friday, June 19, 2009

ACLU Critical of Terrorist Financing Laws

The ACLU released a report this week critical of the laws and regulations aimed at restricting the use of charitable funds to finance terrorist organizations. The report claims that the government’s actions have chilled American Muslims’ free and full exercise of their religion through charitable giving and documents the effect of U.S. government actions on American Muslims’ charitable giving practices in light of the laws. The report concludes that laws prohibiting material support for terrorism are in desperate need of re-evaluation and reform to make them fair and effective. Click here to view the full report (pdf).

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