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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Feds move to seize 4 mosques and a New York office tower, owned by an Iranian front group called the Alavi Foundation. More:

In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Alavi Foundation, seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets.

The assets include bank accounts; Islamic centers consisting of schools and mosques in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston; more than 100 acres in Virginia; and a 36-story glass office tower in New York.

Confiscating the properties would be a sharp blow against Iran, which has been accused by the U.S. government of bankrolling terrorism and trying to build a nuclear bomb.

Apparently this has been a long time coming. Anything that denies income to the Iranian government is a good move in my view.

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