Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By Leader Of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Think-Tank


Media reports indicate that a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the government’s tactics in an investigation into the so-called “SAAR Network”, a group of interrelated charities linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in Northern Virginia thought by the government to be supporting terrorism abroad. The case was set for trial this month but shortly before the trial was to begin, the judge granted the government’s motion to dismiss the suit which had argued that the rights of Iqbal Unus, a leader of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), had been violated in the search of his home during a series of March 2002 raids pursuant to the investigation. IIIT is a “think-tank” that is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The media reports cited defense lawyers who say they will appeal the decision. News reports from June indicate that the SAAR investigation is still underway though no prosecutions have yet materialized.

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