U.S. Muslim groups want the United States to unfreeze the assets of a charity accused of funding Hamas terrorists. The groups said in a joint statement that shutting down the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development is “unjust and counterproductive.” On Tuesday, Bush also froze the assets of two groups based in Palestinian-controlled areas, the Al Aqsa International Bank and the Beit El-Mal Holdings Company. In a related development, Canada’s finance minister, Paul Martin, announced Wednesday that Canada also would freeze the three groups’ assets.
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