Thursday, May 15, 2014

Five years later, USF professor Sami Al-Arian's terrorism case in limbo

It's hard to believe but admitted terror sponsor Sami Al-Arian is still in the United States.  Rather than issue a decision in his trial for criminal contempt for refusing to cooperate in a terror investigation, the judge has, shall we say charitably, delayed her decision for FIVE years.  Crazy no?

In any event, terror supporter Al-Arian, while semi-restricted in his movements is still a free man unlike the people murdered in cold blood by Palestinian Islamic Jihad including my daughter, Alisa Flatow.

Five years later, USF professor Sami Al-Arian's terrorism case in limbo | Tampa Bay Times

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Taking care of terror victims

I came across this story about the private Israeli-run Adopt a Family Foundation that "adopts" a family that has been victimized by terror.  It often takes a terror victim to know what's needed in the aftermath.

Emotional fundraiser supports terror victims in Israel - San Diego Jewish World

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Iran is still on the list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism"

One of the key components of a US citizen's lawsuit against a foreign country is a determination by the State Department that the country is a "state sponsor of terrorism."  This has been in place since the adoption in 1996 of the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of that year.  Indeed, it gave our family the grounds to purse the Iranian government for being the sponsor of the terror group that murdered Alisa in April 1995.

It should come as no surprise to those who follow these events that the Islamic Republic of Iran is again on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

To read more about the designation, go to this report on the State Department's website -
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 State Sponsors of Terrorism Overview

Stephen M. Flatow