U.S. to Seize Mosques, Skyscraper Linked to Iran

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  1. Revmitchell

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    NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have taken steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Manhattan skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint Thursday 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.

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  2. Johnv

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    What took them so long?
     
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    The govt acted promptly when the state department got the request from the Saudis?

    The dangerous enemy is Saudi Arabia, not Iran. I suspect the purpose of the various invasions is to give the Saudis and Russia control of all the oil and gas in the world.
     
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    Two of those mosques are in the Wash. DC area. One is in suburban MD in a very posh community, the other in Northern VA.
     

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