There were at least two interesting terrorism-related stories today. Frankly, I don’t have much to say about either of them, but they’re worth noting. Former Republican Congressman Mark Deli Siljander was charged with money laundering and other crimes in connection with another faux Islamic charity, Islamic American Relief Agency, that was in reality a terrorist front. The news story is frustratingly cryptic, but this description is tantalizing:
[Siljander] was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to terrorists.
A 42-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency of paying Siljander $50,000 for the lobbying