US To Sponsor Convention Held By Accused Terrorist Group

Rick Moran
Now this might be taking tolerance and diversity a little too far:

The Justice Department is co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) — an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case — a move that is raising concerns among the Justice's rank and file.
Justice lawyers have objected to the affiliation with ISNA, fearing it will undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in Dallas.
This is the same trial in which the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR) is also an unindicted co-conspirator so at least the ISNA is in good company.

How does this sort of thing happen? It occurs when people aren't paying attention. This "sponsorship" actually only involves the DOJ sending some attorneys to man a booth at the Labor Day event. I'm sure the Department gets hundreds of such requests a month and someone in the public affairs department was unaware of the status of ISNA in the Holy Land trial.

Bureacratic stupidity is bad enough. Not fixing it after the problem has come to light would be much worse. Perhaps DOJ should send their regrets and withdraw sponsorship of the event. Otherwise, an organization with ties to terrorist groups will receive the imprimatur of the United States government.
Now this might be taking tolerance and diversity a little too far:

The Justice Department is co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) — an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case — a move that is raising concerns among the Justice's rank and file.
Justice lawyers have objected to the affiliation with ISNA, fearing it will undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development in Dallas.
This is the same trial in which the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR) is also an unindicted co-conspirator so at least the ISNA is in good company.

How does this sort of thing happen? It occurs when people aren't paying attention. This "sponsorship" actually only involves the DOJ sending some attorneys to man a booth at the Labor Day event. I'm sure the Department gets hundreds of such requests a month and someone in the public affairs department was unaware of the status of ISNA in the Holy Land trial.

Bureacratic stupidity is bad enough. Not fixing it after the problem has come to light would be much worse. Perhaps DOJ should send their regrets and withdraw sponsorship of the event. Otherwise, an organization with ties to terrorist groups will receive the imprimatur of the United States government.