“How pressure campaigns by criminal suspects can collapse the journalistic ideal of boldly-defiant truth-telling”

Reflections on How Islamist Lawfare Has Succeeded
by Todd Bensman
December 21, 2018

The 10-year anniversary of the “Holy Land Foundation Five” trial in a Dallas federal courtroom has quietly arrived.  In November of 2008 federal prosecutors convicted five leaders of a Muslim charity in a case often described as the largest terrorist fundraising operation in U.S. history….As a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News, covering the FBI at the time, I became what might well be one of the first U.S. targets of Islamist “lawfare…” In early 2000, Steve [McGonigle, now deceased] and I were named as defendants in a libel lawsuit along with two other reporters. The other three of us happened to be Jewish, although this obvious coincidence was never discussed out loud in mixed company at the paper. READ MORE

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