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    FBI Raids Muslim Web Hosting Company Copyright: http://www.iviews.com Published Wednesday September 05, 2001 By iviews.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2001
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      FBI Raids Muslim Web Hosting Company
      Copyright: <a href="http://www.iviews.com">http://www.iviews.com</a>
      Published Wednesday September 05, 2001

      By iviews.com staff report

      FBI agents raided a Muslim web hosting business Wednesday, a Dallas area
      television station reported.

      Witnesses outside the building told iviews.com that the entire building,
      which housed the business along with several others, had been evacuated and
      surrounded by at least 50 federal agents.

      Along with agents from the State Department, U.S. Customs and the U.S.
      Secret Service, the FBI began their search at Infocom Corporation, based in
      Richardson, Texas earlier this morning.

      The company hosts web sites for more than 500 companies, including several
      major Muslim American organizations such as the Council on American Islamic
      Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Association for
      Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation.

      The raid comes just one week after Bank One corporation shut down the bank
      account for Holy Land Foundation without any explanation.

      The raid also comes just two weeks after two Muslim bashers openly called
      upon the FBI in a Wall Street Journal column to shut down the web sites of
      IAP and HLF.

      Steven Emerson and Daniel Pipes wrote in the August 13 issue, "The time has
      also come for the US to support Israel in rolling back the forces of

      "The federal authorities should use the tools it already has in closing down
      these web sites and organizations," they wrote.

      WFAA reported that the raid could take as long as two to three days, as
      agents might seize massive amounts of company records.

      Bayan Elashi, the owner of Infocom, told reporters he did not know why the
      FBI was there.

      �We are just waiting for them (the FBI) to tell us what this is about,�
      Elashi said
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