August 3, 2007
On Thursday, the US District Court in Dallas released several video exhibits as part of the terrorist-financing case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). One of them – a recording of an Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) convention was recovered by federal authorities at the former home of Fawaz Mushtaha, a former resident of Northern Virginia and an unindicted co-Conspirator in the case.
The current owner of the home, Marcial Peredo, took the witness stand and explained that he was leveling the yard at his new Falls Church home when he stumbled onto a stash of videotapes buried in the ground. Peredo testified that he also discovered burned videotape cases, cellular telephones, money, and maps in his backyard barbeque pit.
The video features one of the defendants in the trial, Mufid Abdulqader – an HLF fundraiser, a member of the musical troupe Al-Sakra, and half-brother to HAMAS Supreme Commander in Exile, Khalid Mishal. In the recording, Abdulqader acts as a HAMAS fighter singing "I am HAMAS" and "I protect my land Palestine."
Later in the skit the audience repeats a line sung by Mufid, "The people of Palestine do not die. No matter how many you kill, O pimp." Mufid then responds, "I will make your casket, and dig your grave in Jenin."
The skit ends as Mufid Abdulqader pulls out a gun and shoots the "Jew," killing him. He then concludes: "God forbid that we put down our weapons; for sake of the country death will become easy."